(15701637). B. Nagyvárad (Oradea, or Oradea Mare; Ger.: Grosswardein), Rumania, of Ref. parents; RC at 13; Jesuit 1587/88; priest 1596; prof. Graz 1597; abp. Esztergom (Ger.: Gran), Hung., 1616; cardinal 1629. Opposed Prots. in sermons and writings; won the 30 leading noble families for RCm; leader of the Counter* Reformation in Hung..
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