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Cyriacus of Ancona
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Cyriacus Anconitanus / Ciriaco de’ Pizzicolli; Italian Humanist, traveller and epigrapher. Born c. 1391 in Ancona, died c. 1455 in Cremona. Between 1412 and 1454, travelled to southern Italy, Greece, Egypt and the East. Worked as merchant, archivist, epigrapher, collector and copyist of manuscripts. Patrons included Pope Eugene IV, Cosimo de’ Medici, the Visconti and Emperor Sigismund.

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C. came from the noble but impoverished Pizzicolli family. A commission from Car…

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Gall, Dorothee, “Cyriacus of Ancona”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00154>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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