Francis, Saint, or Saint Francis of Assisiəsē´zē [key], 1182?–1226, founder of the Franciscans, one of the greatest Christian saints, b. Assisi, Umbria, Italy.
Sections in this article:
- Founding of the Franciscan Order
- Early Life
- The Stigmata and His Death
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