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Bellarmine, Robert, Saint
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(Oct 4, 1542, Montepulciano, Tuscany – Sep 17, 1621, Rome) entered the Jesuit order (Jesuits) in 1560 and studied philosophy and theology at various universities: Rome, Florence, Mondovi in Piedmont, Padua, Louvain. From 1570, he taught at Louvain, the theological tradition of which influenced him; from 1576 to 1588, he held the chair of controversial theology at the Collegium Romanum. He had numerous responsibilities within the order, for example from 1592–1594 as rector of the Collegium Roman…

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Smolinsky, Heribert, “Bellarmine, Robert, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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