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Correggio, Giovanni da
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Correggio, Giovanni da, * ca. 1451? (Bologna)?, † after 1503 (place unknown)

Apocalyptic prophet and hermetic messiah. We know about Correggio's activities from an anonymous “Epistola Enoch” and three dedicatory epistles written by his pupil → Lodovico Lazzarelli, and from scattered references in the works of contemporaries, including the famous abbot → Johannes Trithemius. Correggio's year of birth cannot be established with any certainty: all we know is that Lazzarelli describes him as being ‘about thirty-three years old’ in 1484, but this may r…

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Hanegraaff, Wouter J., “Correggio, Giovanni da”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 22 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_082>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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