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|Full Name||Fernando "Anthony" Martins de Bulhoes|
|Birth Date||August 15, 1195|
|Death Date||June 13, 1231|
|Cause of Death||ergotism poisoning|
|Mother||Teresa Pais Taveira|
Anthony met Francis of Assisi in 1223, but had admired him fiercely long before that, studying his teachings as a young man, converting to the Franciscan order, and seeking to be admitted into an Assisi abbey a year earlier. Francis, who had been fearing the members of the order he founded had began to turn away from poverty and stray into worldliness, was reassured by Anthony's devout example, and the two men became friends. In 1224, Francis made Anthony in charge of training new friars to the order.
Anthony preached and shared theological views with Pope Gregory IX, who admired his teachings greatly. Anthony stayed at the Pope's Vatican court for some time, and the pope called him "the ark of the Testament." After Anthony's death in 1231, the Pope canonized him as a saint in 1232, less than a year after his death, making him the second-fastest canonized saint, after Peter of Verona.
Lisbon, Portugal - Born here, 1195. Grew up here, 1195 - 1212.
Coimbra, Portugal - Studied and was ordained here, 1212 - 1222.
Casablanca, Morocco - Traveled here, 1222.
Messina, Italy - Traveled here, 1222.
Assisi, Italy - Traveled here, 1222.
Forli, Italy - Lived here, 1222.
Bologna, Italy - Traveled here, 1223 - 1224.
Montpellier, France - Was a theology professor here, around 1224.
Toulouse, France - Was a theology professor here, around 1225.
Arles, France - Traveled here, 1226.
Rome, Italy - Lived here, 1227 - 1228.
Padua, Italy - Lived here on and off, 1228 - 1231. Died here, 1231.
How Added - Through mentor Francis of Assisi.