Catherine Of Siena Religious Leader

Birthday March 25, 1347
Birthplace Italy
Death Date Apr 29, 1380 (age 33)
Birth Sign Aries

About

Tertiary of the Dominican Order who is one of the two patron saints of Italy.

Before Fame

She cut off her long hair in protest to her mother's insistence that she improve her appearance to attract a husband.

Trivia

She worked during her life to increase the influence of the papacy in Rome.

Family Life

Her father was a cloth dyer and she had several brothers.

Associated With

In 1999 Pope John Paul II named her as one of the six patron saints of Europe.



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