St. John Bosco, (Don Bosco), was born August 16, 1815, in Italy and died January 31, 1888. He was canonized on April 1, 1934. His feast day is January 31. He was a Roman Catholic priest who was a pioneer in educating the poor and founded the Salesian Order.
On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1934, Pope Pius XI declared Don Bosco a saint; the Pope called him "a giant of sanctity."