Alternate names/spellings: Tommaso di Antonio da Siena
Dates: 1373 - 1430 (Dates are approximate. )
Thomas Caffarini, also known as Tommaso di Antonio da Siena, was born in Siena around 1350. When he was 14, he joined the Dominican Order. In 1373, he became the teacher of logic at the friary of San Domenico in Camporegio. He traveled throughout Tuscany serving as a teacher, preacher, and occasional as a prior. In 1394, he moved to Venice, where he stayed until he death in 1430. In Venice, he served as a spiritual guide for penitent women associated with the Dominican Order. In this role, he strove to acquire and provide texts about female saints to serve as models for women.