Leo IX was born on June 21, 1002 to an aristocratic family
Leo IX became pope on February 12, 1049 and sought out to eliminate clerical marriage, simony and lay investiture
Leo IX led a papal army to banish the Normans but was captured and held captive for nine months, he died when he returned to Rome.
St Francis was born in Italy circa 1181,and liked to party in his early life. Then he was imprisoned during a battle with Perugia
St Francis of Assisi spent nearly a year in prison and started getting visions from god.
St Francis of Assisi abandoned his life of luxury after a vision and he developed marks and injuries resembling those of christ and developed a love of nature and animals throughout his life