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Catharinus, Ambrosius

(Lancelot Politi; ca. 1484–1553). B. Siena, It.; studied philos. and law; taught law Siena; entered papal service Rome 1513; influenced by writings of G. Savonarola*; Dominican 1517; opposed M. Luther* from 1520; prominent at Council of Trent* 1545–47; bp. Minori, It., 1546; abp. Conza (Consa; Compsa), It., 1552. Defended immaculate* conception and other views opposed to Dominican tradition; supported absolute papal authority.

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