Death of Dominican Friar and Bishop Albertus Magnus Hot

Death of Dominican Friar and Bishop Albertus Magnus

Albertus Magnus

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Albertus Magnus dies in Cologne, Germany. A Dominican friar and a bishop who was later made a saint in the Catholic Church, Albert the Great was so admired by his contemporaries that even scholars like Roger Bacon gave him the title "Magnus."

In addition to making him a saint, the Catholic Church also made him a Doctor of the Church, an honor granted to only 33 people in history.

Albertus' writings tended to focus more on philosophy than on theology, but his knowledge of the natural sciences of his time was probably unmatched. One of his goals seems to have been the promotion of harmony between science and religion.

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