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Beccadelli, Antonio
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1394-1471. Italy. Poet and diplomat. Author of two Latin works of royal history. Panormita studied in Florence, Padua and Bologna, and taught in Pavia. In Rome he met Poggio Bracciolini and Lorenzo Valla. He received the poet's crown in 1432. In 1434 he entered the service of Alfonso the Magnanimous (Alfonso V of Aragon and IV of Catalonia, 1416-58) and went with him to Naples, where he participated in the great cultural development of that city, founding the academy Porticus Antoniana, later known as the Pontaniana.

Completed in 1455, De dictis et factis Alphonsi regis A…

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Delle Donne, Fulvio and Garrido Valls,David, “Beccadelli, Antonio”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 17 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00286>
First published online: 2016

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