|1380||September 8. Bernardino is born in Massa Marittima, the son of Tollo|
degli Albizzeschi of Siena, and Nera degli Avveduti of Massa.
|1386||After the death of his father and mother, Bernardino is handed over to the|
care of his mother's sister, Diana.
|1391|| Bernardino is sent to Siena, to the house of his father's brother, Cristoforo degli|
|1392-99||Attends school in Siena, first with Maestro Onofrio di Loro and then with|
Maestro Giovanni da Spoleto, and afterwards studies canon law at the
|1400||During an outbreak of the plague, nurses the sick in the Ospedale della Scala,|
and is afterwards dangerously ill.
|1402||September 8. Enters the Franciscan Order and goes as a novice to the her-|
mitage of Il Colombalo on Monte Amiata.
|1403||September 8. Takes his final vows.|
|1404||September 8. Celebrates his first Mass.|
|1405||Is nominated a preacher and delivers his first sermon, at Seggiano.|
|1408-16||Preaches around Siena and in Ferrara (?), Siena, Pavia, Padua, and Mantua. Visits La Verna.|
|1417||A novice in Fiesole has a vision, telling Bernardino to go and preach in|
Lombardy. Preaches on his way in Ferrara (?) and Genoa (?).
|1418||Preaches in Genoa and Mantua and in many places in Liguria and Piedmont.|
Arrives in Milan and preaches daily there.
|1419-20||Delivers a course of Lenten sermons in Milan, and preaches in many cities of|
Lombardy and in the Canton Ticino.
|1421||Gives further course of sermom in Milan. Brings peace to Crema. Is ap-|
pointed Vicar of the Observants in Umbria and Tuscany.
|1422-3||Preaches in Venice, Bergamo, Verona and other cities of the Veneto.|
|1424||Preaches in Bologna, where his orthodoxy is attacked, in Florence and in|
other parts of Tuscany.
|1425||Preaches again in Santa Croce in Florence, and in Tuscany and Umbria.|
|1426||Preaches in Todi and Viterbo. Is summoned to Rome by Pope Martin V on a|
charge of heresy. Declared innocent, preaches eighty sermons in St. Peter's,
and evangelizes the Marches.
|1427||Is nominated Bishop of Siena, but refuses the honour. Gives course of sermons|
|1428-9||Preaches again in the Marches, in Arezzo, in Lombardy and Venice.|
|1430||Takes part in the Franciscan Chapter in Assisi. Returns to the Marches.|
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Publication information: Book title: The World of San Bernardino. Contributors: Iris Origo - Author. Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1962. Page number: 1.
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