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Thomas of Celano

1185 - 1260

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Thomas of Celano (Italian: Tommaso da Celano; c. 1185 – c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas of Celano has received more than 84,020 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas of Celano is the 1,447th most popular writer (down from 1,242nd in 2019), the 1,570th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,369th in 2019) and the 106th most popular Italian Writer.

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Notable Works

St. Francis of Assisi
The lives of S. Francis of Assisi
Dies Irae in Thirteen Original Versions: In Thirteen Original Versions ...
Thomas of Celano's First life of St. Francis of Assisi
Biography & Autobiography
A translation of the First Life of St Francis or Vita Prima of 1228, this text is in three parts. The first is devoted to the purity of St Francis's life and his teaching; the second relates the events of the last year of his life; and the third deals with his canonization and miracles. There is a full introduction with background information about Thomas of Celano and his relationship with St Francis as well as a survey of other biographical writings about St Francis.
The Francis trilogy
Biography & Autobiography
Within two years after the death of Francis of Assisi, Thomas of Celano composed The Life of Saint Francis of Assisi, a portrait of the newly canonized Umbrian: a saint who easily met all the criteria needed for canonization and walked in the footsteps of Martin, Benedict, Bernard, Malachy, and so many others. Less than twenty years later, Thomas used his literary skills once more. In many ways, The Remembrance of the Desire of a Soul, his second portrait of Francis, exceeded his first as the friar unleashed his poetic powers to capture the wonder and especially the uniqueness of the saint’s life and vision. Hardly had this work become known, when Thomas composed a comprehensive, orderly view of Francis’s miracles, The Treatise on the Miracles. The three classic works appear here for the first time in one volume. “Thomas of Celano's early literary portraits of Francis bring us into intimate contact with the Poor Man of Assisi. These works exhibit that rare combination of charm and profundity. Every lover of Francis will treasure this volume.” Lawrence S. Cunningham John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology The University of Notre Dame
The Francis trilogy of Thomas of Celano
Biography & Autobiography
Within two years after the death of Francis of Assisi, Thomas of Celano composed The Life of Saint Francis of Assisi, a portrait of the newly canonized Umbrian: a saint who easily met all the criteria needed for canonization and walked in the footsteps of Martin, Benedict, Bernard, Malachy, and so many others. Less than twenty years later, Thomas used his literary skills once more. In many ways, The Remembrance of the Desire of a Soul, his second portrait of Francis, exceeded his first as the friar unleashed his poetic powers to capture the wonder and especially the uniqueness of the saint’s life and vision. Hardly had this work become known, when Thomas composed a comprehensive, orderly view of Francis’s miracles, The Treatise on the Miracles. The three classic works appear here for the first time in one volume. “Thomas of Celano's early literary portraits of Francis bring us into intimate contact with the Poor Man of Assisi. These works exhibit that rare combination of charm and profundity. Every lover of Francis will treasure this volume.” Lawrence S. Cunningham John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology The University of Notre Dame

Among WRITERS

Among writers, Thomas of Celano ranks 1,447 out of 7,302Before him are Hieronymus of Cardia, Virginia Henderson, Régis Debray, Li Qingzhao, Enzo of Sardinia, and Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy. After him are Henry Steel Olcott, Arnold van Gennep, Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger, Jules Laforgue, Sławomir Mrożek, and Naftali Herz Imber.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1185, Thomas of Celano ranks 8Before him are Pope Urban IV, Shams Tabrizi, Töregene Khatun, Afonso II of Portugal, William III of Sicily, and Hyacinth of Poland. After him are Gertrude of Merania, Michael of Chernigov, Angelus of Jerusalem, Raymond Roger Trencavel, Inge II of Norway, and Hugh X of Lusignan. Among people deceased in 1260, Thomas of Celano ranks 4Before him are Qutuz, Kitbuqa, and Accursius. After him are Sinchi Roca, Albert I, Duke of Saxony, Hadewijch, Maria of Brabant, Holy Roman Empress, Giacomo da Lentini, Kadan, Morta, and Constance of Toulouse.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Thomas of Celano ranks 1,570 out of 5,161Before him are Enzo of Sardinia (1220), Paris Bordone (1500), Alfredo Catalani (1854), Fausto Sozzini (1539), Sergio Sebastiani (1931), and Lea Massari (1933). After him are Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi (1566), Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501), Antonio Tajani (1953), Margaret of Cortona (1247), Myia (-600), and Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (-2).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Thomas of Celano ranks 106Before him are Matteo Bandello (1484), Ubertino of Casale (1259), Ignazio Silone (1900), Quintus Fabius Pictor (-254), Lucrezia Tornabuoni (1427), and Enzo of Sardinia (1220). After him are Jacopo Sannazaro (1458), Catherine of Bologna (1413), Asconius Pedianus (-9), Giovannino Guareschi (1908), Corax of Syracuse (-500), and Giorgio Bassani (1916).