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 (frăn′sĭs) Originally Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Born 1936.
Pope (since 2013). The first pope from the Americas and the first from the Southern Hemisphere, he was elected following the resignation of Benedict XVI.

Francis

(ˈfrɑːnsɪs)
n
1. (Biography) original name Jorge Mario Bergoglio (bɜːˈɡəʊlɪəʊ). born 1936 in Argentina, pope from 2013
2. (Biography) Dick, full name Richard Stanley Francis. 1920–2010, British thriller writer, formerly a champion jockey. His books include Dead Cert (1962), The Edge (1988), and Come to Grief (1995)
3. (Biography) Sir Philip. 1740–1818, British politician; probable author of the Letters of Junius (1769–72). He played an important part in the impeachment of Warren Hastings (1788–95)

Fran•cis

(ˈfræn sɪs, ˈfrɑn-)
n.
Dick (Richard Stanley Francis), born 1920, British novelist.
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When I was a newly minted assistant professor, Twayne's English Author Series contracted me to write an analysis of the Dick Francis novels.
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As the son of bestselling crime writer and former champion jockey Dick Francis, the conversation around the breakfast table would often turn to bullets, bodies and blood.
The Bookseller reported on Friday that Felix Francis, the son of thriller writer Dick Francis, will continue to publish the Dick Francis brand.
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LEADING horse racing figures and authors paid tribute to a "people's champion" after the death of Dick Francis, the jockey turned best-selling thriller writer.