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Albertus Magnus
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Magnus, Albertus, * ca. 1200 (near Lauingen), † 15 Jan 1280 (Cologne)

1. Life

German philosopher and theologian, one of the most influential Aristotelian [→ Aristotelianism] synthesizers of the 13th century, Dominican friar, teacher of Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-1274). Albert was born into a Swabian family of knights and joined the Dominican order when he was a student at Padua, receiving the habit from Jordan of Saxony in 1223.…

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Fanger, Claire, “Albertus Magnus”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 10 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_007>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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