Jacobus da Varagine
Jacobus da Varagine jəkō´bəs dä värăj´ĭnē [key], c.1230–1298, Italian hagiographer, b. Varazze (then Voraggio), near Savona; also known as Jacobus de Voragine. He became a Dominican in 1244, was provincial of Lombardy, and after 1292 was archbishop of Genoa. Noted for his piety and great charity, he was beatified in 1816 and is revered as a saint in Genoa and Savona. He is remembered chiefly as the compiler of The Golden Legend (see Golden Legend, The).
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