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Ochino, Bernardino, born at Siena, Italy, in 1487, became first an Observantine and then a Capuchin friar, rising in 1538 to be vicar-general of the order. He was driven out of the Romish Church, joined Calvin at Geneva, and formed a Protestant congregation at Augsburg. In 1547 he came to England, and was made a prebendary of Canterbury, composing the Tragedy. On the accession of Mary he fled to Zurich, where he published the Labyrinth, assailing the Calvinistic doctrine of predestination and completing his severance from that party. Expelled from Switzerland, he took refuge in Poland, dying in 1564.