Agnolo Ambrogini, Latin Angelus Politianus; Politian. Italian Humanist and poet. Born Montepulciano 14. 7. 1454, died Florence 29. 9. 1494. Studied Humaniora in Florence from 1469; supported from 1473 by Lorenzo de’ Medici, who took him into his household in 1475 as tutor and private secretary. Holy orders 1477; thereafter various ecclesiastical appointments (e.g. 1485 canon at Florence Cathedral). 1479/80 sojourn in northern Italy; 1480 appointed prof. of Latin, Greek and rhetoric at Florence.