Cajetan, Constantino

Cajetan, Constantino an Italian Benedictine, was born at Syracuse, in Sicily, in 1560. Having joined his order in 1586 at Catania, he was called to Rome, where he assisted the famous Baronius in the edition of his Annales, and where he was also appointed by Paul V custos of the Vatican library. In 1621 he commenced the erection of the College de Propaganda Fide, which was completed by Gregory XV, and of which he was made first president. .Cajetan died Sept. 17,1650. He edited the works of Petrus Damianus, the Sanctorum Trium Episcoporum, Isidori' Hispalensis Vitce et Actiones, etc. See Mongitoris, Bibliotheca Sicula; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten- Lexikon, s.v.; Winer, Handbuck der theol. Lit. i, 916. (B. P.)

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