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Saint Augustine was born on November 13, AD 354, in Tagaste (modern-day Souk Ahras, Algeria), and died almost 76 years later in Hippo Regius (modern-day Annaba) on the Mediterranean coast 60 miles away. In the years between, he devoted himself to the mastery of the texts of scripture, and becoming a formidable theologian. He was the author of On the Beautiful and the Fitting, On Christian Doctrine, Confession, The City of God, On the Trinity, and many more.
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