McClintock Biblical Encyclopedia: AEgidius

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an eminent prelate, was born at Rome, A.D. 1247, of the illustrious race of Colonna, and carefully educated under Thomas Aquinas and Bonaventura. He became an Augustinian Eremite monk. Philip the Bold brought him to Paris to be tutor to his son. He afterward taught philosophy and theology for many years in the university of Paris with so great fame that he was styled doctor fundatissimus, theologorum princeps. He was a very voluminous writer, but many of his writings remain in MS. Among those published are: De Peccato Originali (printed at Oxford, 4to, 1479); Questiones Metaphysicae (Venice, 1501); Lucubrationes de P. Lombardi Sententiis (Basil, 1623). In 1292 he was made general of his Augustinian order; in 1296 bishop of Bourges. He died Sept. 22,1316. — Mosheim, Ch. Hist. cent. 13, pt. 2, ch. 2, § 44. SEE COLONNA.