Also known as Homobonius.
He's a saint, damn it! This is a serious factual node!
No, really. Canonized in 1199 by Pope Innocent III, Homobonus was an unusual choice to become a saint. He was a happily married man and the father of a family. He was not of royal birth and he never was ordained or founded any religious orders. Although his death was a little weird, he did not die the death of a martyr. Homobonus was sainted, oddly enough, for being a good citizen and a model churchgoer.
Born the son of a well-to-do tailor in Cremona, Italy, Homobonus Tucingo followed in his father's footsteps and became a wealthy clothworker and merchant. He still managed to attend Mass twice a day and donate most of his profits to charity. The more he gave away, the more prosperous he became, although whether this was a bona fide divine miracle or just a testament to his business skills is unclear.
The miracle for which he was canonized occurred on a journey. Taking pity on a group of poor pilgrims, Homobonus distributed all of his provisions among them. Apparently, his bags were replenished with bread from angels, and he was later able to perform the good ol' water-into-wine trick when he went to go refill his wine flasks at a nearby stream. He also did some unmiraculous but decidedly generous deeds in his lifetime, including taking in the sick and needy, looking after orphans, and founding a hospital.
One day, while attending Mass at St. Giles' Church, Homobonus held his arms out in the shape of a cross and fell over dead. His death, which went unnoticed until after Mass, was deeply mourned by his community. He was canonized incredibly quickly thanks to the efforts of the citizens of Cremona. In 1199, a little over a year after his death, Homobonus became a saint. His feast day is November 13, the day of his death. Today, he is prayed to as the patron saint of businesspeople, merchants, tradespeople, tailors, clothworkers, garment workers, and shoemakers. Homobonus is remembered as a man sainted for doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.