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Bernardino da Fossa
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[Bernardino Aquilano; Giovanni Amici]

1421-1503. Italy. Born in Fossa (L’Aquila) in 1421 into a noble family, GiovanniAmici moved to Perugia in 1438 to continue his studies in jurisprudence. In 1445, he decided to join the order of the Franciscans and was given the name Bernardino, in memory of the famous friar from Siena who had died in L’Aquila the previous year. Soon recognized for his wisdom, knowledge, prudence, and administrative skills, he was repeatedly appointed Provincial of Abruzzo. In 14…

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Paolini, Devid, “Bernardino da Fossa”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 17 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_000985>
First published online: 2016

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