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(It. Geereno; real name Tommaso de Vio; Jacopo Vio; ca. 1468–1534). B. Gaeta (hence Gaetano, or Cajetan); joined Dominicans* 1484; held disputation with Pico* della Mirandola in Fertara 1494; taught philos. and theol. at Padua; gen. of Dominican order 1508–18; cardinal 1517; bp. Gaeta 1519. Urged reform at Lateran* Council V; papal legate in Ger. 1518–19; urged crusade against Turks at Diet of Augsburg; reasoned with Luther* after Diet 1518; supported election of Charles V* and Hadrian VI; opposed divorce of Henry VIII.* Wrote commentary on Summa theologiae of Thomas* Aquinas. See also Augsburg Diet (1518); Luther, Martin, 10.

J. F. Groner, Kardinal Cajetan (Louvain, 1951).

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