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Claudio Aquaviva

Aquaviva, Claudio (klouˈdyō äkwävēˈvä) [key], 1543–1615, Italian Jesuit. He was (1581–1615) fifth general of the Society of Jesus and composed the Ratio, the basis of Jesuit education.

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