Landino, Cristoforo
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Italian Humanist and poet. Born Pratovecchio (Florence) 8. 2. 1425 (or 1424 in the Florentine calendar); died Borgo Collina 24. 9. 1498. Humanist studies at Florence from 1439, teachers including Carlo Marsuppini. 1456 lecturer in exegesis of Dante’s Commedia; 1458 prof. of Latin rhetoric and poetry at Florence Studio; 1483 secretary to the Chancellor of Florence.


L. went to Florence in 1439 and attended courses at the Studio Fiorentino. The renowned Carlo Marsuppini seems to have …

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Pieper, Christoph, “Landino, Cristoforo”, 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 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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