Catholic and Eastern Orthodox saint and Doctor of the Church
Saint Jerome, painted by Trophime Bigot, in 1630

Saint Jerome (c.  345 – 30 September 420) was a Christian priest, theologian and historian. He lived in the Roman Empire. He is best known for translating the Bible into Latin (the Vulgate).[1] He is recognised as a saint by the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Lutheran Church, and the Church of England (Anglican Communion).


  1. Schaff, Philip, ed. (1893). A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church. 2nd series. VI. Henry Wace. New York: The Christian Literature Company. Retrieved 2010-06-07.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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