Badia, Tommaso an Italian theologian and prelate, was born at Modena about 1483. He entered the Dominican Order, and was sent by pope Paul III to the Conference at Worms in 1540, where he distinguished himself by his zeal for the Catholic religion. He died at Rome, Sept. 6, 1547. He accomplished a great part of the compilation of the Consilium Delectorunm Cardinalium et aliorunm Prcelatorum de Enmendanda Ecclesia, Paulo III jubente, Conscriptum et Exhibitum (Rome, 1538). The letter from Badia to the cardinal Contarini upon the Conference at Worms was printed in the prolegomena of the third part of the Epistolce Selectee of cardinal Pole. He also wrote, Qucestiones Physicce de Anima:-De Immortalitate Animce:- De Providentia Divina:-De Pugna Duorum Angelorum Homini Astantium: — Tractatus contra Lutheranlos. See Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten- Lexikon, s.v.; Echard, De Scriptoribus Ordinis Dominicanortnm; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Genes-ale, s.v.