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Nicholas of Cusa, Nicholas of Kues, Nicolaus Cusanus
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Nicholas of Cusa

Date of Birth: 1401

Place of Birth: Kues

Date of Death: 11 August 1464

Place of Death: Todi, Italy


Nicholas was born in Kues (Bernkastel-Kues) on the River Mosel in Germany. He first studied in Heidelberg and then went on to Padua for law, and Cologne for theology. He was ordained a priest and entered the service of the papal legate, Cardinal Giordano Orsini. In 1433, he par…

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Tolan, John, “Nicholas of Cusa, Nicholas of Kues, Nicolaus Cusanus”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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