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Isidore of Seville (Saint)
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(c. 560 – Apr 4, 636, Seville). From a Hispano-Roman family who migrated from Cartagena to Seville, Isidore succeeded his brother Leander as archbishop of Seville" in 599/601. He was an adviser to King Sisebut, founded episcopal schools with libraries in Seville, Toledo, and Saragossa and chaired the synods of Seville (619) and Toledo (633). In many of his works, he endeavored to communicate, especially to the clergy, comprehensive religious and secular learning nourished by antiquity. The Differentiae contain an alphabetical list of words meant to elucida…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Isidore of Seville (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10585>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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