Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Fidentius of Padua
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On the evidence of his name, Fidentius was born in Padua or its surroundings (or alternatively he was from the Franciscan convent there). In July 1266, he was vicar of the Franciscan province of the Holy Land – a function for which one had to be 40 years old. That year, at the request of the grand master of the Temple, he sent two friars to Safed castle, which was under…

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Paviot, Jacques, “Fidentius of Padua”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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