Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary

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Filelfo, Francesco
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Franciscus Philelphus; Italian Humanist. Born Tolentino 25. 7. 1398, died Florence 31. 7. 1481. Initial studies at Padua under Gasparino Barzizza; 1417 cathedra of rhetoric and moral philosophy at Venice, then Vicenza. 1421–1426 secretary at Constantinople for the Republic of Venice; at the same time diplomatic missions for Murad II, Emperor Sigismund and King Vladislav II of Poland. Returned to Venice 1427. Moved to Bologna 1428, finally 1429–1434 prof. at Studio Fiorentino. Flight to Siena 1434 as an opponent of t…

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Thurn, Nikolaus, “Filelfo, Francesco”, 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 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00231>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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