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Bernardino of Siena, Saint
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(degli Albizzeschi) (Sep 8, 1380, Massa Marittima – May 20, 1444, Aquila) was canonized in 1450. Reared in Siena, where he later studied canon law, the theologically trained Franciscan gained great fame as a preacher in many Italian cities. In 1415, he became Vicar General for the Tuscan, and in 1438–1442 for the Italian Observance. Living strictly according to the rule himself, he sought to reach a compromise with the Conventuals in his policy regarding the orders. He did not share the apocalyptic attitude and the radical critique of the church by the Spirituals, his spi…

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Weinhardt, Joachim, “Bernardino of Siena, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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