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Alfanus of Salerno [Alphanus]locked

(b Salerno, 1010/20; d Salerno, Oct 9, 1085; fd 9 Oct).
  • Giuseppa Z. Zanichelli

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Saint, doctor, archbishop of Salerno, and patron. Born of a noble Lombard family in Salerno, Alfanus pursued humanistic and scientific studies, studying at the Medical School in Salerno. In 1058, Leo of Ostia recorded that he was ‘prudentissimus et nobilissimus clericus e miram cantandi peritia, et medicinae artis scientiam non parvam habebat’ (...

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