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Cajetan, Cardinal, was born in 1469 at Gaeta or Cajeta (whence he takes his name), Italy. His proper name was Thomas de Vio. Entering the Dominican Order while only 15 years old, he became General of his Order in 1508, Cardinal in 1517, and Bishop of Gaeta in 1519. He is chiefly known through having been sent as legate to Germany to endeavour to bring back Luther to his former faith. He wrote a Commentary on the Bible and on the Summa of Aquinas. He died in 1534 at Rome.