Giles of Rome, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Giles of Rome

Roman Catholic archbishop

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-0001

Place of Birth: Rome, Lazio, Italy

Date of Death: 22-Dec-1316

Profession: writer, priest, theologian, philosopher

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Giles of Rome

  • Giles of Rome O.S.A.
  • (Latin: Aegidius Romanus; Italian: Egidio Colonna; c.
  • 1243 – 22 December 1316), was a Medieval philosopher and Scholastic theologian and a friar of the Order of St Augustine, who was also appointed to the positions of Prior General of his Order and as Archbishop of Bourges.
  • He is famed as being a logician, producing a commentary on the Organon by Aristotle, and for his authorship of two important works, De Ecclesiastica Potestate, a major text of early 14th century Papalism, and De Regimine Principum, a guide book for Christian temporal leadership.
  • Giles was styled Doctor Fundatissimus ("Best-Grounded Teacher") by Pope Benedict XIV.
  • Writers in 14th and 15th century England such as John Trevisa and Thomas Hoccleve translated or adapted him into English.

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