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Sadoleto, Jacopo (1477-1547), Cardinal, was born at Modena, educated at Ferrara, and began to write Latin poetry at a youthful age. He became famous for his proficiency in verse, and was accounted one of the best Latin poets of his day. Leo X. made him one of his secretaries, afterwards giving him the see of Carpentras. Sadoleto was also a philosophical student and very learned. He was entrusted in 1538 with the task of endeavoring to win Calvin and his followers back to the fold after their banishment from Geneva, and he corresponded with Calvin on the subject. Paul III. created him a cardinal, and gave him some important missions.