Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni
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Italian Humanist, theologian and philosopher. Born Mirandola (Emilia-Romagna) 24. 2. 1463, died Florence 17. 11. 1494, buried there in Savonarola’s Dominican friary of San Marco. Educated by his mother after the death of his father (1467), prepared for a career in the Church. 1477 began studies of canon law at Bologna; 1479 switched to study humaniora at Ferrara, where he learned Greek. From 1480 studied philosophy at Padua. 1483 moved to Florence and entered the circle of the Neoplatonist Marsilio Ficino that Lorenzo…

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Hintzen, Beate, “Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni”, 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 15 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00558>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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