Albertus Magnus on a belgium postage stamp from 1969
Albertus Magnus was noted for:
His breadth and depth of knowledge on all subjects. He was a teacher of and major influence on Thomas Aquinas, he promoted the teachings of Aristotle at the University of Paris, and he completed a monumental compilation of all academic knowledge as it was understood in his time. Albertus Magnus is the only scholar of his era to have earned the appellation “Great” — a title that was used during his lifetime.