• Born year: 1181
  • Born in: Papal States
  • Death date: 1226-10-03
  • Death in: Papal States
Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d'Assisi; born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, but nicknamed Francesco ("the Frenchman") by his father; 1181/1182 – October 3, 1226) was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of St.