January 28th is the feast day of St Thomas Aquinas, Dominican friar and the patron saint of academics.
St Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-74), also known as Doctor Angelicus, was canonised by Pope John XXII (r. 1316-34) on July 18th 1323.
St Thomas appears in a 19th century stained glass window in the Dominican church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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