Von Hildebrand, Dietrich
|Birthname||Dietrich Richard Alfred Hildebrand|
|born on||12 October 1889 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )|
|Place||Florence, Italy, 43n46, 11e15|
|Timezone||LST m12e29 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||19°12' 27°55 Asc. 19°35'|
German Catholic philosopher and theologian who was called (informally) by Pope Pius XII "the 20th Century Doctor of the Church." Pope John Paul II greatly admired the work of von Hildebrand, remarking once to von Hildebrand's widow, Alice von Hildebrand, "Your husband is one of the great ethicists of the twentieth century." Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI had a particular admiration and regard for Dietrich von Hildebrand, whom he knew as a young priest in Munich. A vocal critic of the changes in the church brought by the Second Vatican Council, von Hildebrand especially resented the new liturgy.
He was the author of dozens of books in both German and English. He died in New Rochelle, New York, on January 26, 1977, after a long struggle with a heart condition.
- friend relationship with Pope Benedict XVI (born 16 April 1927)
Sy Scholfield quotes "The Soul of a Lion: Dietrich Von Hildebrand: a Biography" by Alice Von Hildebrand (Ignatius Press, 2000), p. 19: "Friday, October 11, 1889 . . . in Florence . . . The next day [Oct. 12], about nine o'clock in the morning, she gave birth to her last child and her only son by Adolf Hildebrand. His parents named him Dietrich Richard Alfred."
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher (Catholic philosopher)
- Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy