Salutati, Coluccio
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Colucius Salutatus; Italian statesman and Humanist. Born Lino Coluccio di Pierio di Salutati, Stignano 16. 2. 1331, died Florence 4. 5. 1406. Studied at Bologna, then worked as a notary; 1367 chancellor in Todi, 1370/71 in Lucca; 1371–1374 notary in Stignano; 1375–1406 chancellor in Florence.


S.’s father was the local leader of the Guelph party. Soon after his birth, the family went into exile when the city fell to the Ghibellines. At Bologna, his fa…

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Riesenweber, Thomas, “Salutati, Coluccio”, 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 20 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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