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

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Vienna
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A. 15th century

Humanism in V. gravitated to the university founded on March 12, 1365 by the Habsburg Duke Rudolf IV [5]; [6]; [19]. The key event in the turn towards Humanism was the 1445 arrival of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, the future Pope Pius II, whose coronation as poeta laureatus at the Diet of Frankfurt (1442) gave him the requisite aura and authority. As well as working at the Imperial court, he was also a guest lecturer at the University of Vienna. In his accession oration for law students in the academic year 1445, he emphasized the importance of the artes liberales in developing i…

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Gastgeber, Christian (Wien), “Vienna”, 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 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_005013>
First published online: 2015



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