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- July 1st 1995
by TAN Books
(first published 1750)
- Date of birth: October 13, 1710
- Died: May 15, 1773
- Born: in Northamptonshire, The United Kingdom.
- Description: Alban Butler was an English Roman Catholic priest and hagiographer.
Butler's great work, The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints ("Butler's Lives"), the result of thirty years study, was first published in four volumes in London, 1756–1759. It is a popular and compendious reproduction of the Acta Sanctorum, exhibiting great industry and research, and is in all respects the best compendium of Acta in English. Butler's magnum opus has passed many editions and translations.