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Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton

1st American-born Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton

Profession: 1st American-born Saint

United States of America

Why Famous: Foundress and first superior of the Sisters of Charity in the United States.

Born: August 28, 1774
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: January 4, 1821 (aged 46)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Historical Events

  • 1975-09-14 Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton canonized as 1st US-born saint by Pope Paul VI

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