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Aquaviva, Claudius
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(Claudio; Sep 9, 1543, Atri – Jan 31, 1615, Rome). After law studies at Perugia and curial service in Rome, Aquaviva joined the Jesuit order in 1567 (ordained priest in 1574). He taught at the Collegium Romanum and in 1580 became head of the Roman province; in 1581 he was elected Superior General of the Jesuits. With great skill, Aquaviva led the order until 1615, a time of many difficulties: separatist tendencies among the Jesuit provinces in Spain, the controversy with the Dominicans over grace, political difficulties in France, Eng…

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Smolinsky, Heribert, “Aquaviva, Claudius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_00962>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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