Poggio Bracciolini, Gian Francesco
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Poggius, Johannes Franciscus (Florentinus). Italian Humanist. Born Terranuova (Arno Valley) 11. 2. 1380, died Florence 30. 10. 1459. From 1397, studying law at Florence, graduating as a notary in 1402. In Papal service from 1403. 1414–1418 participant in the Council of Konstanz, before spending the years 1418–1423 in England. 1423–1453 secretary to Popes Martin V, Eugene IV and Nicholas V at Rome. 1453–1458 Chancellor of Florence.


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Zintzen, Clemens, “Poggio Bracciolini, Gian Francesco”, 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 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00567>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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