Isidorus Hispalensis (Isidore of Seville)
(812 words)

b. 560 in Cartagena (Spain);

d. 636;

theologian and Latin scientific author; bishop of Seville from AD 600/ 1 to 636


The authentic œuvre comprises at least 17 writings on didactic, dogmatic, and exegetic topics, as well as ecclesiastical law. This makes Isidore one of the great educators of the Latin Middle Ages


Many writings have their own manuscri…

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Backer, Keno, “Isidorus Hispalensis (Isidore of Seville)”, 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 20 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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