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Saint Anthony of Padua, (5 August 1195 – 13 June 1231), also known as Anthony of Lisbon, was a Portuguese Catholicpriest and friar of the Franciscan Order. He was born and raised by a wealthy family in Lisbon and died in Padua, Italy.

Noted by his contemporaries for his forceful preaching and expert knowledge of scripture, he was the second-most-quickly canonised saint after Peter of Verona. He was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church on 16 January 1946. He is also the patron saint of finding things or lost people.


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