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Viterbo, Egidio da
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Viterbo, Egidio da (Egidio Antonini), * 1469 (Viterbo), † 12 Jan 1532 (Rome)

Having entered the Order of Augustine Hermits (1488), where he rapidly became the secretary of Fra Mariano da Genazzano, Lorenzo de' Medici's favourite preacher and a well-known early opponent of Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498), Egidio Antonini acquired the elements of a complete humanistic education, including the study of several oriental languages: aramaic, hebrew and arabic. Gifted and hard-working, he achieved an enviable reput…

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Brach, Jean-Pierre, “Viterbo, Egidio da”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 10 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_373>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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