Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Ficino, Marsilio
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A. Life and workA.1. Education

The physician, philosopher, theologian and astrologer Marsilio F. was born on October 19, 1433 at Figline Valdarno, and died on October 1, 1499 at Careggi (both near Florence). His father, Dietifeci Fecini, who had a career as a surgeon at Florence and became personal physician to Cosimo de' Medici, F.'s future patron (see below, A.3.), chose F.'s career as a doctor. After basic schooling in his home town, F. went to Florence for further education around 1445. From 1451 to 1458, he was taught by the physician Niccolò Tignosi da Foligno, wh…

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Leitgeb, Maria-Christine (Wien), “Ficino, Marsilio”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004868>
First published online: 2015



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