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354

Augustine was born Aurelius Augustinus on 13 November 354 in Thagaste in the Roman province of Numidia (modern-day Algeria). His father Patricius was a Roman citizen, a pagan, and his mother Monica was a devout Christian who raised Augustine and his brother and sister in the catholic faith.

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Augustine of Hippo

Saint Augustine of Hippo was a Roman African, early Christian theologian and philosopher from Numidia whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. He was the bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa and is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers in Western Christianity for his writings in…

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