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Albertus Magnus
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(Albertus Alemanus, Colonien- sis, Teutonicus, de Lauing; c. 1200, Lauingen – Nov 15, 1280, Cologne) was from a knightly family (not from Bollstadt). After studies in Padua, where Jordan of Saxony induced him to enter the Dominican Order in 1223, he spent his novitiate in theological studies in Cologne, took his vows in 1224, and was ordained as priest in 1228. From 1233 on, he taught as lecturer in the monasteries of Hildesheim, Freiburg i. Br., Regensburg, Strasbourg, and Cologne. Afterward, he went to Paris, was …

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Albertus Magnus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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