Galdino della Sala, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Galdino della Sala

Christian saint

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1100

Place of Birth: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Date of Death: 18-Apr-1176

Profession: Catholic priest

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Galdino della Sala

  • Saint Galdino della Sala (c.?1096 – 18 April 1176), Saint Galdinus or Saint Galdimus (Milanese: Galdin), was a Roman Catholic saint from Milan in northern Italy.
  • He was a cardinal elevated in 1165 and he also served as Archbishop of Milan from 1166 to his death in 1176.
  • He was a staunch supporter both of Pope Alexander III, and of Milan and its neighbours in Lombardy, in their joint and parallel struggles against the Antipope Victor IV, supported by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa. He is remembered also for his charity in Milan to the poor and to those imprisoned for debt.
  • Alexander III canonized him as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church, and he is a patron of both Lombardy and his old archdiocese.

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