French Cistercian abbot and saint
1090 AD - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux was born in Fontaines, France.
1128 AD - Invited by Cardinal Matthew of Albano to the synod of Troyes.
1129 AD - He ended the crisis arising out of certain charges brought against Henry, Bishop of Verdun.
1830 AD - Declared a Doctor of the Church.
1133 AD - Bernard was in Italy persuading the Genoese to make peace with Pisa.
1137 AD - He went back to Italy at Monte Cassino, setting the affairs of the monastery.
1145 AD - Traveled in the south and to preach, aided by his emaciated ascetic's looks and simple attire.
1146 AD - Bernard called for 2nd Crusade.
1153 AD - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux died on 21st of August in Clairvaux, France.
1173 AD - Canonized as a saint.
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