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January 28, 1225, Castle of Roccasecca, near Aquino, Italy
March 7, 1274, Fossanova Abbey, Lazio, Italy
Aristotle, Catholic Church, Early works, Ethics, History
Thomas Aquinas, O.P. , also Thomas of Aquin or Aquino, was an Italian Dominican priest of the Roman Catholic Church, and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism, known as Doctor Angelicus (Angelic Doctor), Doctor Communis, or Doctor Universalis. "Aquinas" is not a surname, but is a Latin demonym for a resident of Aquino, his place of birth. He was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology, and the father of Thomism.