Francisco de Vitoria

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Vitoria, Francisco De

 

Born 1483; died 1546. Spanish theologian and lawyer. Professor of theology at the University of Salamanca.

Vitoria founded the so-called Spanish school of international law, which was concerned with questions of territorial acquisition, the law of war, and international exchange. His principal work is Theological Discourses (published post-humously in 1557).

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Francisco de Vitoria, Francisco de Vitoria, Political Writings, ed.