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Thomas Aquinas, Saint
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(1224/1225, Roccasecca, duchy of Aquino – Mar 7, 1274, Fossanova)

I. Life and Work

Thomas Aquinas was born the son of Landolfo de Aquino, a member of the lower nobility, and his wife Theodora, in Roccasecca in the duchy of Aquino, his family’s seat. Aquino lay at the frontier of the church states, in the far north of the kingdom of Sicily. As oblate (I) Thomas received his early education at the nearby Benedictine abbey of Monte Cassino. In 1239 he went to study at the Imp…

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Slenczka, Notger, “Thomas Aquinas, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025117>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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