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Liguori, Alphonsus (1696–1787)

  1. Michael Coulter

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0805

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Coulter, M. 2011. Liguori, Alphonsus (1696–1787). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Alphonsus Liguori was born and raised in Naples and is considered a great teacher and promoter of Catholic theology. He founded an important religious order, while living a life of austerity and service.


  • Liguori, Alphonsus (1696–1787);
  • congregation of the most holy redeemer;
  • redemptorists, official vatican recognition;
  • bishop, Italian diocese;
  • beatified in 1816