(1389–1459) Confessor, Archbishop of Florence, born Florence; died there. In 1405 he entered the Dominican Order and was a zealous promoter of the reforms of Blessed John Dominic. He was made vicar of the convent of Foligno, 1414, and governed several other convents until in 1446 he was raised to the archiepiscopal see of Florence. Among his writings are a valuable work on moral theology and a history of the world. He was among the first to attempt to adapt economic traditions to modern developments. Emblems: scales, lily. Canonized, 1523. Feast, Roman Calendar, 10 May.