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St Dominic (1170—1221) Spanish priest and friar

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St Dominic

(c. 1170—1221) Spanish priest and friar

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(c. 1170–1221),

Spanish priest and friar; Spanish name Domingo de Guzmán. In 1216 he founded the Order of Friars Preachers at Toulouse in France; its members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars. In art his usual emblems are a lily or a black and white dog, from the punning Domini canis ‘hound of God’. His feast day is 8 August.

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