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

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Nicholas of Cusa
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A. Life

Nicolaus Cusanus/de Cusa, cardinal, philosopher, theologian and Humanist, was born in 1401 at Kues an der Mosel and died on August 11, 1464 at Todi in Umbria. He studied the artes at Heidelberg from 1416, then ecclesiastical law at Padua. He graduated as doctor decretorum in 1423. In 1425, he matriculated at the University of Cologne, where he was a pupil of Heymeric van den Velde. After working for a short while as a lawyer, N. became secretary to the Archbishop of Trier, Otto von Ziegenhain. In 1432, he attended the Council of B…

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Senger, Hans Gerhard (Köln), “Nicholas of Cusa”, 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 21 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004923>
First published online: 2015



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