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Aegidius Romanus

(Egidio Colonna; Giles of Rome; ca. 1243/47–1316). “Doctor fundatissimus”; b. perhaps Rome; some question his connection with the Colonna family; Augustinian theol.; studied under Thomas* Aquinas; became indep. thinker. His De summi pontificis potestate was the basis of Unam Sanctam (see Bull) of Boniface VIII (see Popes, 12). Other works include Quodlibeta; commentaries on Bible, Aristotle,* Peter* the Lombard. See also Church and State, 7.

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