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Gasparo Contarini
b. October 16, 1483 – d. August 24, 1542 • Bishop • Cardinal • Politician
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Contarini, Gasparo
Contarini, Gasparo (1483–1542), cardinal. He belonged to one of the foremost families of Venice. After education at the University of Padua, where he was won for the New Learning, he served as Venetian ambassador at the court of *Charles V (attending in this capacity the Diet of *Worms of 1521), in England,
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Contarini, Gasparo (1483–1542)
CONTARINI, GASPARO (1483–1542)Born into a Venetian aristocratic family, Contarini was influenced in his youth by the civic *humanism widespread in Italy, and even as a lay person combined a passion to reform the pastoral and educational work of the church with a personal study of Scripture and particularly
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Contarini, Gaspar
Contarini, Gaspar (1483–1542)Venetian cardinal concerned with reconciliation of Protestants and Roman Catholics in the early Reformation periodContarini was born into an aristocratic family and was well educated. In 1521 he was Venetian ambassador to Emperor Charles V, and after the Spanish sack of