Born to the famous de Medici family. At around age 30, he retired from the world to live as a hermit in the Alpine forests.
- 25 September 1853 by Pope Pius IX (cultus confirmation) after a canonization process that lasted nearly 300 years
- man in goatskin as for many years that was all he had to wear
- “Blessed Rolando de Medici“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 September 2015. Web. 4 December 2016. <>