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Ambrose of Milan (Saint)
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(333/334, Trier – 397) was an important bishop and is regarded as one of the four teachers of the Western Church since the end of the 7th century. Ambrose was from a prominent family of Roman (city?) Christians; educated in Rome, he was the governor of Aemilia Liguria with a seat in Milan between 372 and 374. In 374, as the compromise candidate probably of the Nicene minority (Nicea) of the locality, he advanced to the bishopric in the imperial residence. In surprisingly purposeful and rapid fashion, he adopted a neo-Nicene course in Cappadocian form (Cappadocia) immediatel…

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Markschies, Christoph, “Ambrose of Milan (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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