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The Scholarly Saint of Seville

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dean1210
1360870.  Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:31 am Reply with quote

St Isidore of Seville (c560 - 636) is perhaps best remembered for his Etymologiae (or Origins) which compiled mountains of knowledge from a wide range of sources. It was one of the most widely used textbook in the Middle Ages and has been instrumental in saving a wide range of classical texts that might have otherwise been lost.

St Isidore has also been considered to be the unofficial patron saint of the internet, despite being born in around 560, although Carol Acutis, a teenager who died in 2006 has been recently beatified and may well be on the way to becoming a saint.


Sources:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-54507064
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=58
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Isidore-of-Sevilla
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Etymologiae

 
jaygeemack
1362850.  Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:14 pm Reply with quote

Not to be confused with St Isidore the Farmer (1070-1130), who hailed from Madrid.

 
Alexander Howard
1362947.  Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:54 am Reply with quote

Nor to be confused with When Isidore Notadore, the patron saint of children's jokes.

 
jaygeemack
1363130.  Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:36 pm Reply with quote

Or the most recent saint, St Justin. . .

 

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