Valla, Giorgio
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Italian scholar, mathematician and physician. Born Piacenza 1447 (or earlier), died 23. or 24. 2. 1500 in Venice. 1457–1462 educated at the court of the Prince of Vigoleno. From 1462, studied Greek in Milan, from 1464/65 also mathematics and medicine at Pavia. 1467–1479 teacher of rhetoric and Greek at Milan, Pavia and Genoa, 1480–1484 only Pavia. 1485–1500 prof. of poetry in Venice at the Scuola Grande di San Marco; 1496 eight-month political imprisonment.


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Gall, Dorothee, “Valla, Giorgio”, 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 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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