Graduated with a law degree from the University of Turin, Italy. Joined the Franciscans in 1477 at the convent of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Turin. A noted preacher, in 1497 he was given a commission by Pope Alexander VI to preach against Waldensianism.
- “Blessed Demosthenes Ranzi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 June 2015. Web. 23 April 2017. <>