Book of Saints – Simplician

Saint Simpliciano of MilanArticle

(Saint) Bishop (August 16) (4th century) The successor of Saint Ambrose in the Archbishopric of Milan. Both Saint Ambrose and Saint Augustine look up to him as to a father, and the latter used to send works of his own to Simplician for correction. His name is often mentioned in the Ecclesiastical History of the last half of the fourth century. He was very old when he became Bishop, and held his See for only three years, dying A.D. 400.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Simplician”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 August 2016. Web. 5 December 2016. <>