St. Augustine of Hippo
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Historical Figure
Nationality: Berber citizen of the Roman Empire
Date of Birth: 354
Date of Death: 430
Cause of Death: "Fever"
Religion: Christianity
Occupation: Author of Non-Fiction, Clergy, Educator, Philosopher
Parents: Patricius and Monica
Spouse: Common-law wife, name unknown
Children: Adeodatus
Fictional Appearances:
"The Maltese Elephant"
Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference

Saint Augustine of Hippo (13 November 354 – 28 August 430) was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. He was the bishop of Hippo Regius in north Africa and is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers in Western Christianity for his writings in the Patristic Era. Among his most important works are The City of God and Confessions.

According to his contemporary St. Jerome, Augustine "established anew the ancient Faith." Augustine is recognized as a saint in the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion. Many Protestants, especially Calvinists and Lutherans, consider him to be one of the theological fathers of the Protestant Reformation due to his teachings on salvation and divine grace.

St. Augustine in "The Maltese Elephant"[]

St. Augustine's City of God contained the passage Res publica romanorum in statu elephantis Melitae nunc deminitur.[1]


  1. See, e.g., Counting Up, Counting Down, p. 167.