Tortelli, Giovanni
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Italian Humanist. Born c. 1400, probably in Arezzo, died before 26. 4. 1466, probably in Rome. 1423–1433 Humanist studies in Mantua with Vittorino da Feltre; 1433–1435 prof. at the Studio in Florence. 1435–1437 studying in Constantinople; 1445 doctor of theology at Bologna. 1450–1455 bibliothecarius of the library of Pope Nicholas V (the future Bibliotheca Vaticana) at Rome c. 1450–1455.

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T. came into contact with the Florentine culture of the early 15th cent. while still a child. He was a…

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Pieper, Christoph, “Tortelli, 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 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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