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Thomas à Kempis
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Variant translation: "We might have much peace if we would not busy ourselves with the sayings and doings of others, and with things which belong not to us." - The imitation of Christ, in four books, Chapter XI


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Thomas à Kempis
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Born: 1380

Died: 1471 (aged 91)

Nationality: German

Occupation: Writer, author, scribe

Bio: Thomas à Kempis was a canon regular of the late medieval period and the probable author of The Imitation of Christ, which is one of the best known Christian books on devotion. His name means Thomas of Kempen, his hometown, and in German he is known as Thomas von Kempen.

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