Toledo (French Tolet), Francisco De

Toledo (French Tolet), Francisco De a Spanish cardinal, was born at Cordova, Nov. 10, 1532. His education was gained at the University of Salamanca, and, after receiving his degree, he taught philosophy in the same institution. In 1558 he joined the Jesuits, and was sent to Rome to teach theology. Pius V, admiring his eloquence, secured his services as preacher in ordinary, and Toledo held the position under four succeeding popes. At the same time he was councilor of the Inquisition, arid was employed in many ecclesiastical embassies. Among others, he went to Germany to urge a league with Poland against the Turks. Clement VIII gave him the cardinal's hat in 1593. Toledo died at Rome, Sept. 14, 1596. His works are chiefly commentaries: In Joannis Evangelium (Rome, 1588): —In XII Capita Evang. secundae Lucam (Venice, 1601, fol.): —In Epistolam Pauli ad Romanos (Rome, 1602, 4to): —Summ). Casuuns Conscientiae (ibid. 1602; Lyons, 1630, 4to). See Antonio, Bibl. Hisp. Nova; De Thou, Hist. sui Temp. —Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.

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