Born to the Italian nobility. Received into the Franciscans by Saint Francis himself. Deacon. Custos of Saint-Denis, the first Franciscan friary in Paris, France. Worked with the University of Paris. Appointed by Saint Francis to introduce the Franciscans into England in 1224. With eight associates he established houses in Canterbury and London, then a school for friars in Oxford. Friend of King Henry III. Helped prevent civil war between Henry and Earl Marshall. Known for his personal piety and his strict adherence to the Franciscan Rule, especially on the matter of poverty.
- 7 May 1236 at Oxford, England of dysentery
- body reported incorrupt up to the time the Oxford house was dissolved by King Henry VIII
- “Blessed Agnellus of Pisa“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 March 2015. Web. 2 May 2016. <>