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Barbula, Joannes Pompillius
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1472-ca. 1525. Croatia. Johannes Pompilius Barbula, a Croatian humanist and polymath, was born in Šibenik. Since Barbula’s talent for poetry was discovered fairly early, he was sent to study poetry in the Roman academy created by Pomponius Laetus. Around 1490-1491, he was acclaimed as poet of the year and proclaimed "poet laureate" by Laetus. After returning to Šibenik around 1491, he entered the Dominican Order and later on was sent to Ferrara and Bologna to study philosophy and theology. He earned his doctorate in theology in Ferrara in 1501.

Upon his return to Šibenik, he started…

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Mihaljevic, Nikica, “Barbula, Joannes Pompillius”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 18 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_000981>
First published online: 2016

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