Niccoli, Niccolò
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Latin Nicolaus de Niccolis; Florentine merchant, manuscript collector and copyist. Born Florence c. 1365, died there 22. 1. 1437.

Work and influence

Born into a wealthy Florentine mercantile family, N. was closely associated with Coluccio Salutati in the last years of the 14th cent., and became one of the first students of Manuel Chrysolaras. His circle of friends included Gian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini, N.’s alter ego (as Salutati called him in a letter of 26. 3. 1406) and the best source of information on…

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Wolkenhauer, Anja, “Niccoli, Niccolò”, 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 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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