Thomas Cajetan

Philosopher, Author

1469 – 1534

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Who was Thomas Cajetan?

Thomas Cajetan, also known as Gaetanus, commonly Tommaso de Vio or Thomas de Vio, was an Italian philosopher, theologian, cardinal and the Master of the Order of Preachers 1508-18. He was a leading theologian of his day who is now best known as the spokesman for Catholic opposition to the teachings of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation while he was the Pope's Legate in Wittenberg, and perhaps also among Catholics for his extensive commentary on the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas.

He is not to be confused with his contemporary, Saint Cajetan, the founder of the Theatines.

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Born
Feb 20, 1469
Gaeta
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Education
  • University of Padua
Lived in
  • Gaeta
Died
Aug 9, 1534
Rome

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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