Vittorino da Feltre
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Vittorino dei Ramboldini; Italian Humanist and pedagogue. Born Feltre 1378, died Mantua 2. 2. 1446. From 1396 studied in Padua, 1415/16 in Venice, 1416 returned to Padua. 1421/22 prof. of rhetoric at Padua. Founded schools 1422 in Padua, 1423 in Venice and Mantua, where he also worked as a prince’s tutor.

Career and influence

V., the son of a notary, studied grammar and literature at Padua with Gasparino Barzizza and Giovanni da Ravenna, and mathematics with Pelacani da Parma. He learned Greek from Guarino di Verona, whose scho…

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Gall, Dorothee, “Vittorino da Feltre”, 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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