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 (ə-sē′zē, -sē, ə-sĭs′ē)
A town of central Italy east-southeast of Perugia. Saint Francis of Assisi was born here c. 1182 and died here in 1226. The town is a religious and tourist center.
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(Italian asˈsiːzi)
(Placename) a town in central Italy, in Umbria: birthplace of St Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order here in 1208. Pop: 25 304 (2001)
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(əˈsi zi)

a town in E Umbria, in central Italy: birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi. 24,002.
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Born in Assisi, Italy in 1194, she led the Poor Clares for 40 years, and lived a life of poverty, and self-denial.
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In 1204, the heir to a fabric empire walked into the town square in Assisi, Italy, and literally stripping naked, left behind his status and security to follow God; and the name Francis of Assisi still reminds hearers of the power of following God unreservedly.
Francis is born in 1181 to a wealthy merchant and wife in Assisi, Italy. Raised in comparative luxury, Frances joins the military when war erupts between Assisi and Perugia.
ASSISI, Italy: Pope Benedict, leading a global interreligious meeting, acknowledged Thursday "with great shame" that Christianity had used force in its long history but said violence in God's name had no place in the world today.