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Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori
b. September 27, 1696 – d. August 1, 1787 • Bishop • Philosopher • Religious group founder • Roman catholic • Theologian
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Alphonsus Liguori, St
Alphonsus Liguori, St. (1696–1787), founder of the *Redemptorists and moral theologian. The son of a Neapolitan noble, Giuseppe dei Liguori, Alfonso Maria dei Liguori was born at Marianella near Naples. After taking the degree of Doctor of Laws at the age of 16, he practised with marked success at the
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Liguori, Alphonsus María de’
Liguori, Alphonsus María de’ (1696–1787). Catholic moral theologian of Neapolitan origin. After practicing for some years as a lawyer, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1726. In 1731 he founded the Congregation of the Redemptorists for women and in 1732 the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer for