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b. ca. AD 340 in Trier;

d. 4 April AD 397 in Milan;

Latin Doctor of the Church; along with Augustinus, Hieronymus [8] and Gregorius [II 3] the Great he is one of the four Western Doctores Ecclesiae.


Ambrosius’ versatile œuvre is closely tied to his episcopal office. Roughly half of it consists of exegetic writings that …

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Landfester, Manfred, “Ambrosius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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