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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).