He was a young nobleman of Italy, born at Pisa. He dedicated his life to prayer, penance and good works. He even made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land so that he could see the places lovingly with his eyes and kiss the spots where Our Lord and Our Lady had been. He gave up all his noble titles, and retired to a monastery in the suburbs of Pisa. He died there when he was only thirty-two years old, the same age as Saint John the Baptist when he died.