Saint Dominic

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Saint Dominic
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Born
Dominic de Guzmán

8 August 1170
Caleruega, Spain
Died6 August 1221
Bologna, Italy
Cause of deathfever
Burial placeArca di San Domenic
NationalitySpanish-Italian
OccupationMonk
Known forFounding Dominican Order

Saint Dominic (Spanish: Santo Domingo; 1170 – 6 August 1221) was the founder of a Catholic order, the Friars Preachers, often called the Dominicans or the Order of Preachers (OP). Dominic is the patron saint of astronomers and the Dominican Republic. He was born in Caleruega, half-way between Osma and Aranda in Old Castile, Spain. He is sometimes called Dominic of Osma or Dominic de Guzmán. He is the founder of the worldwide famous Dominican Order.