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Saint Ambrose (c. 340–397)

Ambrose, Saint (am’brōz). One of the fathers of the Latin Church; born at Trèves, Gaul, probably 340; died at Milan, April 4, 397. He became bishop of Milan in 374. His writings include: ‘Of the Duties of the Clergy’ (in imitation of Cicero’s ‘Of Duties’); ‘Hexaëmeron’; hymns, etc. He is supposed to have been the author of the style of singing known as the ‘Ambrosian Chant.’