Valla, Lorenzo
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Also Laurentius Valensis, Lorenzo della Valle. Italian Humanist and rhetor. Born Rome 1406(cf. [19. 229]; alternative dates 1405 and 1407), died there 1. 8. 1457. Schooled in Rome; 1431–1433 prof. of rhetoric in Pavia; 1435–1448 secretary to King Alfonso V of Aragon in Naples. 1448–1457 in Rome as scriptor litterarum apostolicarum (Apostolic clerk) to the Curia and from 1455 as Papal secretary. Also named canon at the chu…

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Pieper, Christoph, “Valla, Lorenzo”, 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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