Thomas Merton

Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton Full Name: Thomas Merton

United States of America

Profession: Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Why Famous: Named by Pope Francis as one of his lesser-known American heroes in his speech to Congress in 2015.

Born: January 31, 1915
Birthplace: Prades, Pyrénées-Orientales, France
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: December 10, 1968 (aged 53)
Cause of Death: Accidentally electrocuted by an electric fan

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