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who am i?...

I invented the presepio or nativity scene.

I'm one of the most venerated religious figures in history, but was never ordained a Catholic priest.

My mother was French and I was a devotee of the troubadours in my youth.

I was the son of a wealthy cloth merchant but married "Lady Poverty".

In 1219 I went to Egypt in an attempt to convert the Sultan and end the Crusades.

I wrote the first poem in Italian (Umbrian to be exact).

Along with Caterina di Siena I'm the Patron Saint of Italy.

I referred to the sun and moon as my brother and sister and preached to the birds.

My real name is Giovanni but you know me as Francesco.

Who am I?

St. Francis of Assisi.

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