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COLORIBUS, JOHN de (fl. 1525), Dominican friar, was a foreigner by birth. He graduated B.D. at Oxford in 1511, D.D. in 1517, and for several years lectured on theology in that university (Wood, Fasti, ed. Bliss, i. 46 ; Boase, Register of the Univ. of Oxford, i. 78). Afterwards he became a favourite of Cardinal Wolsey, who selected him as one of the learned doctors of the university appointed to write against Luther. In 1525 the cardinal made him a member of his newly founded college of Christ Church, 'but in what capacity,' says Wood, 'I know not' (Athenæ Oxon. i. 47). He wrote 'Tractatus contra Doctrinam M. Lutheri,' 1521 (Dodd, Church Hist. i. 231).

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