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Dati, Agostino
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[Augustinus Datus, Dathus]

1420-April 8, 1478. Italy. Agostino Dati was born into a bourgeois family from Siena in 1420. The exact date of his birth is not recorded but we know that he was baptized on February 18. In Siena, Dati studied under the guidance of Francesco Filelfo and soon became noted for his knowledge of Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and the Holy Scriptures. He was first invited to Urbino by the local duke, Oddo Antonio da Montefeltro, to teach there and then to Rome by Pope Nicholas V to serve as magister pontificiarum epistolarum. However, Dati decided to return to his birthplac…

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Paolini, Devid, “Dati, Agostino”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 22 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00858>
First published online: 2016

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