Francis of Assisi[ə-sēˈzē, -sē, ə-sĭsˈē], Saint 1182?-1226.
Francis of Assisi definition by Webster's New World
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Francis of Assisi, Saint (born Giovanni di Bernardone) (1181?-1226); It. friar: founder of the Franciscan Order: his day is Oct. 4
Francis of Assisi definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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, Saint 1182?-1226.
Italian Roman Catholic friar who founded the Franciscan order (1209) and inspired followers with his devotion, simple living, and love of nature. He was canonized in 1228.