Francis de Sales, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Francis de Sales

French bishop, saint, writer and Doctor of the Church

Date of Birth: 16-Aug-1567

Place of Birth: Château de Thorens, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Date of Death: 28-Dec-1622

Profession: writer, Catholic priest, theologian

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Francis de Sales

  • Francis de Sales (French: François de Sales; Italian: Francesco di Sales; 21 August 1567 – 28 December 1622) was a Bishop of Geneva and is honored as a saint in the Catholic Church.
  • He became noted for his deep faith and his gentle approach to the religious divisions in his land resulting from the Protestant Reformation.
  • He is known also for his writings on the topic of spiritual direction and spiritual formation, particularly the Introduction to the Devout Life and the Treatise on the Love of God.

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