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Bellarmine, Robert, theologian, was horn in 1542 at Monte Pulciano, Tuscany. After studying under the Jesuits, he was ordained a priest in 1569 and appointed to the chair of theology at Louvain. In 1599 he was made a cardinal, and in 1602 Archbishop of Capua. He was the main support of the Church of Rome in the sixteenth century. He was learned and in controversy moderate. His chief work, Disputationcs de Controversiis Christianae Fidei adversus hujus Temporis Haereticos, was the main point of the Roman Church's defences that the Reformers attacked for years. He died in 1621, having occupied since 1605 an important position in the Vatican.