Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Profession: Saint

Nationality:
Italy
Italian

Why Famous: Immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism, Tomas of Aquinas was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology, and the father of Thomism. He is considered the Church's greatest theologian and philosopher.

His most famous work the "Summa Theologica", left unfinished at his death, is a instructional compendium of theological teachings of the Catholic Church.

Born: January 28, 1225
Birthplace: Roccasecca, Italy
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: March 7, 1274 (aged 49)

Events in the Life of Thomas Aquinas

  • 1273-12-06 Thomas Aquinas is thought to have a mystical experience in Naples, refuses to continue his work "I cannot, because all that I have written seems like straw to me"
  • 1323-07-18 Pope John XXII proclaims theologian Thomas Aquinas a saint in Avignon

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