Ex-soldier and adventurer until the age of 40 when he changed direction and became a peddler of religious trinkets and books, progressing to a bona fide bookshop in Granada.
Impressed by a wandering preacher, he had a touch of religious mania and ran amok in the streets tearing his hair and clothes.
He was taken to the hospital and when he came round was so appalled by the conditions there he resolved to do everything he could to improve matters and help the patients.
Which he did, often carrying patients home on his back for extra care.
St. John of God Facts and Figures
Name: John of God
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: João de Deus, Juan de Dios, João Duarte Cidade
Birth and Death Dates: 1495-1550
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
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