Biondo, Flavio
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Italian Humanist and historian. Born 1392 in Forlì, died 4. 6. 1463 at Rome. Trained as a notary in Cremona; worked in chambers 1410. 1423 marriage and banishment from Forlì (to 1427); official in the Veneto; 1433–1449 in Rome, working for the Papal Curia under Eugene IV, from 1436 as scriptor litterarum apostolicarum. With hostility towards him under Nicholas V, moved to northern Italy until 1452, then at royal court in Naples; 1453 again appointed to Papal Curia at Rome.

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Although B. came from a modest civil…

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Laureys, Marc, “Biondo, Flavio”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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