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Ficino, Marsilio
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(Oct 19, 1433, Figline Valdarno, Italy – Oct 1, 1499, Careggi, Italy). Ficino was the son of the personal physician of Cosimo de' Medici; the latter supported Ficino and prompted him to change his course of studies from medicine to philosophy. He acquired an extremely thorough knowledge of Greek and produced annotated translations of esp. Plato (1463–1469), Plotinus (1484–1486), and a series of other neo-Platonic authors. In Florence he founded a Platonic Academy (I, 5) in which he and a circle of citizens headed by Lorenzo de' Medici intensively stud…

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Köpf, Ulrich, “Ficino, Marsilio”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 November 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13650>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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