Della Fonte, Bartolomeo
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Also Fonzio, and Latin Bartholomaeus Fontius; Florentine Humanist, translator and poet. Born 1446 in Florence, died Montemurlo 1513. School and studies at Florence. 1469–1471 at Ferrara; 1471–1483 at Florence; from 1481 prof. at Studio Fiorentino; 1483–1484 in Rome; 1484–1490 travelled via Ragusa to Buda; 1490 back at Florence; priest at Montemurlo from 1494.

Works and influence

D. F. studied Greek and Latin with Cristoforo Landino, John Argyropoulos, Bernardo Nuti and others. He forged contacts with Hungarian…

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Thurn, Nikolaus, “Della Fonte, Bartolomeo”, 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 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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