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Giustinian, Bernardo
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1408-89. Italy. Major Venetian humanist, diplomat and historian. Born into one of the city's most illustrious noble families, the son of statesman Leonardo and nephew of Venice's first patriarch, the blessed Lorenzo Giustinian, Bernardo received a superb humanist education, counting among his teachers, Guarino da Verona, Francesco Filelfo and George of Trebizond. He was fluent in Italian and Latin, with a fine knowledge of classical Greek. One of his first works was a Latin version of Isocrates…

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Kohl, Benjamin G., “Giustinian, Bernardo”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_01147>
First published online: 2016

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