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Divine birth: The birth of Santa Claus

Birth of Saint Nicolas of Bari, ca. 1430 Pietro di Giovanni d’ Ambrogio Tempera and gold on panel Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland San Nicola, or Saint Nicolas of Bari, is the Patron Saint of Bari, Italy. Born during the third century in what is now Turkey, he came from a wealthy family and used his money […]