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At the age of 75, Augustine fell ill during the Vandal siege of Hippo and died on 28 August 430. When the Vandals destroyed the city, they left Augustine’s cathedral and library untouched.

Augustine is canonised in the Catholic church.

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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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