Saint Jerome


St. Jerome in His Study (1480), by Domenico Ghirlandaio.
License: Public Domain

Other names/monikers: Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus

Born: 347AD

Died: 420AD Sep. 30

Description: Saint Jerome was an Illyrian Latin Christian priest, confessor, theologian and historian, who also became a Doctor of the Church. He was the son of Eusebius, of the city of Stridon, on the border of Dalmatia and Pannonia. He is best known for his translation of most of the Bible into Latin (the translation that became known as the Vulgate), and his commentaries on the Gospels. His list of writings is extensive.