Capreole (Lat. Capreolus), JEAN, a French Dominican, was born in Languedoc, and entered the monastery at Rodez. He became professor of-theology at Paris in 1409, and died at Rodez, April 6,1444. On account of his constant defence of the theology of Thomas Aquinas, he acquired the name of " the prince of the Thomists." He wrote, in 1433, a Commentary on the Four Books of the Master of the Sentences (Venice, 1484, 1514,1519, and 1588); and Defensiones Theologice S. Thomce Aquinatis (ibid. 1483); unless, says Cave, the two works are the same. See Landon, Eccles. Diet, a. v.; Hoefer, Nouv., Biog. Generale, s.v.

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