Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni
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A. Life, vocation and work

The Italian philosopher and theologian Giovanni P. was born on February 24, 1463, the younger son of the Count of Mirandola and prince of Concordia in Mirandola, a small town near Modena. He died on November 17, 1494 at Florence. At his parents’ wishes, he initially embarked on a clerical career. He studied canon law from 1477 to 1479 at Bologna [33.56], but did not graduate. He then went to Ferrara to study ancient languages and literature with Battista Guarino. He moved to Padua in 1480, where the Jewish philosopher and Averroist E…

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Leitgeb, Maria-Christine (Wien), “Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004935>
First published online: 2015



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