Albertus Magnus

Philosopher, Author

1193 – 1280

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Who was Albertus Magnus?

Albertus Magnus, O.P., also known as Albert the Great and Albert of Cologne, is a Catholic saint. He was a German Dominican friar and a Catholic bishop. He was known during his lifetime as doctor universalis and doctor expertus and, late in his life, the term magnus was appended to his name. Scholars such as James A. Weisheipl and Joachim R. Söder have referred to him as the greatest German philosopher and theologian of the Middle Ages. The Catholic Church honours him as a Doctor of the Church, one of only 35 so honoured.

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Born
1193
Lauingen
Also known as
  • Saint Magnus
  • St. Albertus Magnus
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • University of Padua
Lived in
  • Bavaria
Died
Nov 15, 1280
Cologne

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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