Francis of Assisi, Italian Friar and Preacher

by Cimabue

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, nicknamed "Francesco"
  • Known as: Francis of Assisi
  • Birth: September 26, 1182, Assisi, Italy
  • Death: October 3, 1226, Assisi, Italy
  • Language: Italian
  • Who he was: Italian friar and preacher who wrote Regula non bullata (the Earlier Rule) and Regula bullata (the Later Rule); Testament; Admonitions; letters and prayers, including "Canticum Fratris Solis" ("Canticle of Brother Sun")

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