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Bernard of Clairvaux

Born: 1090 AD
Died: 1153 AD
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French Cistercian abbot and saint

 

1090 AD – Saint Bernard of Clairvaux was born in Fontaines, France.

 

1128 AD – Invited by Cardinal Matthew of Albano to the synod of Troyes.

 

1129 AD – He ended the crisis arising out of certain charges brought against Henry, Bishop of Verdun.

 

1830 AD – Declared a Doctor of the Church.

 

1133 AD – Bernard was in Italy persuading the Genoese to make peace with Pisa.

 

1137 AD – He went back to Italy at Monte Cassino, setting the affairs of the monastery.

 

1145 AD – Traveled in the south and to preach, aided by his emaciated ascetic’s looks and simple attire.

 

1146 AD – Bernard called for 2nd Crusade.

 

1153 AD – Saint Bernard of Clairvaux died on 21st of August in Clairvaux, France.

 

1173 AD – Canonized as a saint.