St Augustine the Learned and painfull Bishop of Hippo, in Africa, for the space of 40 yeares where he dyed in the 70th yeare of His Age, about ye yeare of o.r Lord 430.
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St Augustine of Hippo (354-430), theologian and philosopher. His writings, which include 'City of God' and 'Confessions', continue to be widely read today. 'Hippo' was then the name of what is now Annaba, Algeria. Illustration to Thomas Fuller's 'The Holy State' (Cambridge, R:D: for John Williams, 1648; first edition, 1642).
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