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Birth of Giles of Viterbo

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Giles of Viterbo

Between the years that Martin Luther joined the Augustinian order at Erfurt and became embroiled in the Indulgence Controversy at Wittenberg, the prior general of his order was the famed humanist Giles of Viterbo. Though Luther likely never met him, … Continue reading

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Birth of Hadrian VI

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Pope Hadrian VI

Hadrian VI proved to the last non-Italian pope until the twentieth century, but his place in the Reformation is most noteworthy because of both the high hopes for his tenure and its remarkable brevity. Born Adrian Florensz on March 2, … Continue reading

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