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John of Ragusa

(c. 1395—1443)


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(c.1395–1443),

theologian. John Stojković was a native of Ragusa (now Dubrovnik) who became a Dominican at an early age. In 1431 Martin V sent him to the Council of Basle as Papal theologian, and from 1435 to 1437 he acted as legate of the Council to Constantinople in order to gain the Greeks for union with Rome. In Constantinople he assembled an important collection of MSS, which he bequeathed to the Dominican house at Basle; some of them were used as printer's copy by Erasmus for the first edition of the Greek NT.

Subjects: Christianity.


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