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Augustin Kažotić

Saint Augustin Kažotić
Bishop of Zagreb
Born c. 1260
Died 1323
Lucera, Italy
Honored in
Roman Catholic Church
Feast August 3

Augustin Kažotić OP (also known as Augustine Gazotich, Agostino Kazotic and Agostino Gasotti) (c. 1260–1323) was a Croatian humanist, a medieval Dominican friar, an orator and bishop of Zagreb. He was one of the first humanist figures to appear in southern Croatia.

Kažotić was born around 1260 in Trogir into a noble family, and completed his studies in Paris in 1287. He was eventually named Bishop of Zagreb in 1303 and from that position he established a school and a library that was under possession of the town clergy.

Augustin was particularly considerate to the poor; in his actions the charity and donated some of his income to the needy.

According to the historian Baltazar Krčelić, while the Zagreb Cathedral was being built in 1312, there was a drought, and a source of water was dug out on today's Ban Jelačić Square by the request of Kažotić. The source is now known as "Manduševac".

After his trip to Avignon to visit the pope, he was unable to return to Zagreb due to the conflict of interests between him and the king of Hungary. He died 1323 in Lucera, Italy.

External links

  • Bl. Augustin Kažotić - ususret trodnevlju
  • BLAŽENI AUGUSTIN KAŽOTIĆ (1260./65.-1323.)
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