John Bosco
b. August 16, 1815 – d. January 31, 1888 • Author • Religious group founder • Roman catholic • Teacher
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Bosco, St John
Bosco, St John (1815–88). The founder of the *Salesian Order (q.v.). The son of Piedmontese peasants, he was brought up in and around Turin, where he spent most of his life. A vision received at the age of 9 (the first of many more throughout his life) aroused in him a keen interest in winning lads
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Bosco, John
BOSCO, JOHN (1815–1888)Roman Catholic educator and founder of the Salesian OrderBosco was born Giovanni Melchior Bosco at Becchi (Italy) near Turin. He was left fatherless at an early age. Encouraged by his mother and parish priest, he studied for the priesthood, entered seminary in 1835, and was ordained