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Paul IV

(Giovanni Pietro Caraffa; 1476–1559). B. near Benevento, It.; mem. of commission appointed to deal with the affair of M. Luther* 1520; cofounder of Theatines* 1524; cardinal 1536; pope 1555–59; opposed Protestantism esp. in It. See also Counter Reformation, 4, 5, 9.

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