c.1193 - 1280
Albertus Magnus, philosopher, bishop, and doctor of the Church,
was the dominant figure in the evolution of Christian thought and
percursor of modern science.
Albertus was born in Lauingen, Germany. He studied in Italy and Germany, then lectured theology in Paris where he read the newly translated works of Aristotle.
In Paris he taught Thomas Aquinas while working on a monumental representation of all the knowledge of his time. He was able to bring about that union of theology and Aristotelianism which is the basis of scholasticism.
Of his works the most notable are the 'Summa theologiae' and the 'Summa de creaturis'.
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