He went off the rails and did idiot penances running around in a bridle with an empty saddle, but settled down when he joined the Franciscans where he produced popular mystical religious poetry.
An outspoken critic, he upset the current Pope and was imprisoned for five years. He just carried on with his poetry until the Pope died and he was released.
St. Jacopone of Todi Facts and Figures
Name: Jacopone of Todi
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Fra Jacopone da Todi, Jacopo dei Benedetti
Birth and Death Dates: 1230-1306
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 75
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
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