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John Neumann

Born: Mar 28, 1811

Death: Jan 5, 1860

Birthplace: Prachatice

Nationality: United States

John Neumann

Date of Birth : Mar 28, 1811
Date of Death : Jan 5, 1860
Birth Place : Prachatice

John Nepomucene Neumann, C.Ss.R., was a native of Bohemia who became fluent in six languages before immigrating to the United States. Here he became a Catholic priest, Redemptorist and the fourth Bishop of Philadelphia. He is the first American bishop to be canonized. While Bishop of Philadelphia, Neumann founded the first Catholic diocesan school system in the United States.

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