Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus was born at Stridon around 347.
He was a Christian priest, confessor, theologian and historian, who also became a Doctor of the Church. The son of Eusebius, of the city of Stridon, on the border of Dalmatia and Pannonia, he led a life of incessant activity in literary production and is best known for his translation of the Bible into Latin (the Vulgate), and his commentaries on the Gospel of the Hebrews. His list of writings is extensive.Recognised as a saint by the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Lutheran Church, and the Church of England (Anglican Communion). Saint Jerome's Day is commemorated on 30 September with a memorial.
He is recognized as the patron saint of translators, librarians and encyclopedists.