Alphonsus Salmeron

[Alphonsus Salmeron] Biblical scholar. Born in 1515 in Toledo, Spain; died in 1585 in Naples, Italy. He was one of the first companions of Saint Ignatius Loyola in forming the Society of Jesus, and became distinguished as preacher and theologian. With Lainez he went to the Council of Trent as papal theologian to Paul III (1546), to Julius III (1551), and to Pius IV (1562), and wielded tremendous influence there. His chief writings are scriptural commentaries.

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