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Francis of Assisi

Philip Fruytiers - St. Francis of Assisi.jpg
A portrait of Saint Francis by Philip Fruytiers
Founder of the Franciscan Order, Confessor of the Faith and Stigmatist
BornGiovanni di Pietro di Bernardone la singlas
1181 or 1182
Assisi, Duchy of Spoleto, Holy Roman Empire
Died3 October 1226 (aged 44 years)
Assisi, Umbria, Papal States[1]
Venerated in
Canonized16 July 1228, Assisi, Papal States by Pope Gregory IX
Major shrineBasilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
Feast4 October
AttributesFranciscan habit, birds, stigmata, crucifix, book, and a skull
PatronageFranciscan Order, animals, merchants, ecology, stowaways, Naga, Cebu, and Italy
The oldest surviving depiction of Saint Francis is a fresco near the entrance of the Benedictine abbey of Subiaco, painted between March 1228 and March 1229. He is depicted without the stigmata, but the image is a religious image and not a portrait.[2]