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Albertus Magnus

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Short Biography profile and facts about the life of Albertus Magnus
The following biography information provides basic facts and information about the life and history of Albertus Magnus a famous Medieval character of the Middle Ages:

  • Nationality: German
  • Also Known as: Saint Albert the Great and Albert of Cologne

  • Lifespan: 1193 1280
  • Date of Birth: He was born in 1193, his exact date of birth is unknown
  • Family connections : He was a member of a wealthy noble family from Lauingen, Bavaria, Germany
  • Early Life and Education: Padua and with Dominican Monks
  • Career: Albertus Magnus became a Dominican monk and teacher. His most famous pupil was Thomas Aquinas
  • In 1260 Albertus Magnus was made Bishop of Regensburg by Pope Alexander IV
  • Albertus Magnus introduced the scientific treatises of Aristotle and the scientific method to Europe 
  • Date of Death: Albertus Magnus died on November 15, 1280 in Cologne
  • Albertus Magnus was beatified in 1622 and Canonized 1931
  • In 1941 he was declared the patron saint of all who cultivate the natural sciences by Pope Pius XII
  • Accomplishments or why Albertus Magnus was famous: German Philosopher & Theologian, Scientist and Saint
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