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Poggio Bracciolini, Gian Francesco
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A. Life and work

Poggius Florentinus (the forename Gian/Giovanni Francesco, Latin Johannes Franciscus, is problematic if not downright spurious) was born on February 11, 1380 at Terranuova, and died on October 30, 1459. He was an Italian Humanist, writer and translator who became an official of the Roman Curia and Chancellor of Florence. After a youth marked by many privations, this son of an apothecary went to Florence, where he worked as a copyist while training to be a notary. He soon became famo…

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Bezner, Frank (Berkeley), “Poggio Bracciolini, Gian Francesco”, 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 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004940>
First published online: 2015



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