- Anselm of Friuli
Duke of Friuli, Italy. Brother-in-law of the Lombard King Aistulph. Career soldier. Cleric. Founded the abbeys in Fanano, Modena, Italy, and of Nonantola, Italy. Both included hospitals and hostels. Anselm became a Benedictine monk in Rome, Italy in 753. Abbot of the house at Nonantola, which grew to a thousand brothers under his leadership. Received permission from Pope Stephen III to transfer the body of Pope Saint Sylvester I to the house. Banished to Monte Cassino by King Desiderius, but restored by Charlemagne after seven years in exile.
- 803 of natural causes
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Online
- Medieval Religion Listserv, by John Dillon
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Anselm of Nonantola“. Saints.SQPN.com. 2 March 2013. Web. 8 December 2013. <>