Francis D'Oerct

Male1360–1436

Brief Life History of Francis

Francis D'Oerct was born in 1360, in Shropshire, England. He had at least 1 daughter with Margaret Anna De Charlton. He died in 1436, in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, at the age of 76.

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Francis D'Oerct
1360–1436
Margaret Anna De Charlton
1365–1399
Isolde Oerct
1382–1435

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    1382 · Wycliffe's Bible

    Age 22

    John Wycliffe, English theologian and professor at the University of Oxford, completed a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into Middle English. This translation is known as Wycliffe's Bible and was completed around 1382.

    Name Meaning

    equivalent of Italian Francesco , originally a vocabulary word meaning ‘French’ or ‘Frenchman’ (Late Latin Franciscus; compare Frank ). This was a nickname given to St Francis of Assisi ( 1181–1226 ) because of his wealthy father's business connections with France. His baptismal name was Giovanni . He had a pleasant, ordinary life as a child and young man, but after two serious illnesses, a period of military service, and a year as a prisoner of war in Perugia, he turned from the world and devoted himself to caring for the poor and sick. He was joined by groups of disciples, calling themselves ‘minor friars’ (friari minores). The main features of the Franciscan rule are humility, poverty, and love for all living creatures. The given name occurs occasionally in England as early as 1300 , and more frequently from the early 16th century, when there was a surge of admiration for, and imitation of, Italian Renaissance culture.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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