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Francis de Sales, 1567-1622

Nationality: Swiss
Date of Birth: 1567.08.21
Place of Birth: Thorens, Duchy of Savoy
Date of Death: 1622.12.28
Place of Death: Lyons

Identity:

His father, François de Sales de Boisy, and his mother, Françoise de Sionnaz, belonged to old Savoyard aristocratic families.

Life:

Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva, was the patron saint of journalists.

Bibliography:

http://www.newadvent.org (accessed 2004.03).