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Plethon, George Gemistos
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Also Pletho, Georgios Gemistios. Greek philosopher. Born Georgios Gemistos, Constantinople, c. 1360, died Mistra 26. 6. 1452. According to the testimony of his enemy, Gennadios II Scholarios, he was the pupil of a Jewish scholar named Elisaios around 1380 at Adrianople. Introduced to Zoroastrianism. Around 1390, he was probably a pupil of the translator of Thomas Aquinas and Catholic convert Demetrius Cydones. Moved to Mistra some time between 1407 and 141…

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Kolovou, Foteini, “Plethon, George Gemistos”, 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 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00565>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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