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Boyle, Leonard Eugene (Leonard)

Born: 1923 AD
Died: 1999 AD, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: Irish
Categories: Librarians


1923 - He was born in Ballintra, County Donegal, Ireland on the 13th of November.

1940 - Boyle spent some years in Tralee following the tragic death of his older brother John.

1943 - Leonard was educated in Gaelic and entered the Dominican Order.

1949 - He was ordained a priest having received his doctorate in Oxford.

1961 - He taught at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, and at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto.

1984 - He was appointed Prefect of the Vatican Library by Pope John Paul II.

1987 - He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

1999 - He died on the 25th of October.


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