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Saint Dominic
The Perugia Altarpiece, Side Panel Depicting St. Dominic.jpg
Dominic, portrayed in the Perugia Altarpiece by Fra Angelico
Founder of the Dominican Order
Born (1170-08-08)8 August 1170
Caleruega, Kingdom of Castile (present-day Castile-Leon, Spain)
Died 6 August 1221(1221-08-06) (aged 50)
Bologna (present-day Emilia-Romagna, Italy)
Venerated in
Canonized 13 July 1234, Spoleto by Pope Gregory IX
Major shrine San Domenico, Bologna
Feast
8 August (4 August in the pre-1970 General Roman Calendar)
Attributes Chaplet, dog, star, lilies, Dominican Habit, book and staff, tonsure
Patronage Astronomers; astronomy; Dominican Republic; Santo Domingo Pueblo, Valletta, Birgu (Malta), Campana, Calabria, Managua

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.

In paintings, his sign is a star or a dog holding a burning torch in its mouth.


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