Vettori, Piero
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Petrus Victorius; Italian Humanist, philosopher and philologist. Born Florence 1499, died there 8. 12. 1585. Studied mathematics and ancient languages in Florence. Before 1530, various positions in the service of the Republic of Florence; 1530–1538 studied philology and philosophy in San Casciano in Val di Pesa. 1538–1583 prof. of Latin and Greek at Florence.

Life and works

V. came from a noble Florentine family. He studied mathematics, astrology, physics and Greek in the city with Andrea Dazzi. He had beg…

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Gall, Dorothee, “Vettori, Piero”, 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 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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