Saint Isidore of Seville

Saint Isidore of Seville

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St. Isidore of Seville, Roman Catholic Priest and Doctor of The Church. Isidore was the first Christian writer to try to compile a summa of universal knowledge, in his most important work, the Etymologiae his learning caught fire in Spanish minds and held back the Dark Ages of barbarism from Spain. Feastday April 4

St. Isidore of Seville, Roman Catholic Priest and Doctor of The Church. Isidore was the first Christian writer to try to compile a summa of universal knowledge, in his most important work, the Etymologiae his learning caught fire in Spanish minds and held back the Dark Ages of barbarism from Spain. Feastday April 4

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St. Isidore of Seville | Saint of the Day | AmericanCatholic.org Patron Saint of the internet. Intercessor for release from pornography addiction.

St. Isidore of Seville | Saint of the Day | AmericanCatholic.org Patron Saint of the internet. Intercessor for release from pornography addiction.

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Left: Diagram of the planets, from excerpts of Pliny’s Natural History, France (Fleury), c. 990-1000, Harley MS 2506, f. 53r; Right: Diagram of the planets’ orbits, from Isidore of Seville’s De Natura Rerum, England (St Augustine’s Abbey, Canterbury?), Cotton MS Domitian A I, f. 23v.

Left: Diagram of the planets, from excerpts of Pliny’s Natural History, France (Fleury), c. 990-1000, Harley MS 2506, f. 53r; Right: Diagram of the planets’ orbits, from Isidore of Seville’s De Natura Rerum, England (St Augustine’s Abbey, Canterbury?), Cotton MS Domitian A I, f. 23v.

Saint Isidore of Seville-- (560 – 04/636) a scholar and, for over three decades, Archbishop of Seville, is widely regarded as the last of the Fathers of the Church, as the 19th-century historian Montalembert put it in an oft-quoted phrase, "The last scholar of the ancient world."

Saint Isidore of Seville-- (560 – 04/636) a scholar and, for over three decades, Archbishop of Seville, is widely regarded as the last of the Fathers of the Church, as the 19th-century historian Montalembert put it in an oft-quoted phrase, "The last scholar of the ancient world."

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April 4: St. Isidore of Seville (born 560, died 636). He is a Doctor of the Church.

April 4: St. Isidore of Seville (born 560, died 636). He is a Doctor of the Church.

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T-O world map based on the medieval world view of the Spanish Archbishop Isidore of Seville (c. 560-636), published between 1459-1463 in La Fleur des Histoires by Jean Mansel.

T-O world map based on the medieval world view of the Spanish Archbishop Isidore of Seville (c. 560-636), published between 1459-1463 in La Fleur des Histoires by Jean Mansel.

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St Isidore of Seville | http://www.saintnook.com/saints/isidoreofsevillle | Holy Card, St. Isidore of Seville - St. Jude Shop, Inc.

St Isidore of Seville | http://www.saintnook.com/saints/isidoreofsevillle | Holy Card, St. Isidore of Seville - St. Jude Shop, Inc.

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