Agnelli, an Italian Franciscan, was born at Pisa about 1194, and becoming acquainted in early life with Francis of Assisi, was by him appointed warden of the newly erected convent of his followers at Paris. He was afterwards sent, with the title of provincial minister, to found the Order of Franciscan Friars in England. This mission landed at Dover in September, 1224, and proceeded to Canterbury where Agnelli remained while others went to London, Oxford, and Cambridge. Agnelli died at Oxford at an early period of his mission, worn out with fatigue by a journey into Wales. See Brit. Mus. and York Minster Lib.