Catherine of Genoa, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Catherine of Genoa

Italian author and nurse

Date of Birth: 05-Apr-1447

Place of Birth: Genoa, Liguria, Italy

Date of Death: 15-Sep-1510

Profession: nurse, Christians Jehovah’s Witnesses

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Catherine of Genoa

  • Catherine of Genoa (Caterina Fieschi Adorno, 1447 – 15 September 1510) was an Italian Roman Catholic saint and mystic, admired for her work among the sick and the poor and remembered because of various writings describing both these actions and her mystical experiences.
  • She was a member of the noble Fieschi family, and spent most of her life and her means serving the sick, especially during the plague which ravaged Genoa in 1497 and 1501.
  • She died in that city in 1510. Her fame outside her native city is connected with the publication in 1551 of the book known in English as the Life and Doctrine of Saint Catherine of Genoa.She and her teaching were the subject of Baron Friedrich von Hügel's classic work The Mystical Element of Religion (1908).

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