Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Toletus, Franciscus

Born: 1532, Cordova (Spain)
Died: 14 September 1596, Rome
  • Simone GuidiEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_132-1


A Spanish theologian, the first Jesuit cardinal. Known for his influential commentaries on Aristotle’s logic and physics. His Commentaria were widely used by the Jesuit schools, also influencing later works such as the famous commentaries by the Conimbricenses.

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Primary Literature

  1. Toletus F (1561) Introductio in dialecticam Aristotelis in officina Vincentii Lucchrini. RomeGoogle Scholar
  2. Toletus F (1572) Commentaria una cum quæstionibus in universam Aristotelis logicam. RomeGoogle Scholar
  3. Toletus F (1573) Commentaria de physica auscultatione apud Iuntas. VeniceGoogle Scholar
  4. Toletus F (1574) De anima apud Iuntas. VeniceGoogle Scholar
  5. Toletus F (1575) De generatione et corruptione apud Iuntas. VeniceGoogle Scholar
  6. Toletus F (1615–1616) Opera omnia philosophica: Koln 1615–1616. Eingeleitet von Wilhelm Risse Olms. HildesheimGoogle Scholar

Secondary Literature

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SAPIENZA University of RomeRomeItaly