Caraffa, Vincente

Caraffa, Vincente, an Italian theologian, brother of Carlo (1),was born at Naples in May,. 1585. He became a Jesuit at sixteen years of age, and in 1645 was made general of his order. He died at Rome, June 8, 1649, leaving Theologia Mystica, etc. (Cologne, 1660, 9 parts, in 2 vols.). His Life was written by Dan. Bartoli (Rome, 1651). See Landon, Eccles. Dict. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.; Toppi, Bibliotheca Napoletana; Alegambe, Bibliothheca Scriptorum Societatis Jesu; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. i, 502. ' (B. P.)

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