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Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini

Craig Kallendorf.

in Renaissance and Reformation

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. 7741 words.

Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini (b. 1405–d. 1464) is one of the more interesting and enigmatic figures of the Italian Renaissance, a Renaissance humanist who became Pope Pius II. Born into an...

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Agrippa von Nettesheim

Charles G. Nauert.

in Renaissance and Reformation

P ublished online June 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. 6708 words.

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim (b. 14 September 1486 in Cologne—d. 1535 in Grenoble) was famous (or infamous) as the author of works on magic and the occult sciences not only in...

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Albrecht Dürer

Jeffrey Chipps Smith.

in Renaissance and Reformation

P ublished online June 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. 13722 words.

Albrecht Dürer (b. 1471–d. 1528), of Nuremberg, enjoyed great fame in his lifetime and, occasionally, a cultlike status in later centuries. He remains the most renowned German artist....

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Aldo Manuzio (Aldus Manutius)

Craig Kallendorf.

in Renaissance and Reformation

P ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. 4520 words.

Aldo Manuzio (c. 1450–1515) was famous in his own day as one of a group of great scholar-printers, and he has retained this historical prominence over the years. He began printing in Venice...

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Amsterdam

Henk van Nierop.

in Renaissance and Reformation

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. 7501 words.

Amsterdam was the biggest and the most important commercial metropolis of 17th-century Europe. Its wealthy merchants provided a booming market for luxury industries, making Amsterdam a...

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Angela Merici

Querciolo Mazzonis.

in Renaissance and Reformation

P ublished online June 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. 6506 words.

St. Angela Merici (b. c. 1474, Desenzano del Garda–d. 27 January 1540, Brescia) is the founder of the Company of St. Ursula, which later became the order of the Ursulines. A Franciscan...

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Angelo Poliziano

Craig Kallendorf.

in Renaissance and Reformation

P ublished online April 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. 6732 words.

Angelo Ambrogini (b. 1454–d. 1494), called Poliziano after his home town (Lat. Mons Politianus, Ital. Montepulciano), was a Renaissance man of letters of international renown. He lived and...

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Anne Clifford

Megan Matchinske.

in Renaissance and Reformation

P ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. 9635 words.

Lady Anne Clifford (b. 30 January 1590–d. 22 March 1676) spent a considerable portion of her life embroiled in lawsuits attempting to recover her father’s extensive land holdings after they...

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Anne Clifford

Megan Matchinske.

in Renaissance and Reformation

P ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. 9635 words.

Lady Anne Clifford (b. 30 January 1590–d. 22 March 1676) spent a considerable portion of her life embroiled in lawsuits attempting to recover her father’s extensive land holdings after they...

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Antwerp

Guido Marnef.

in Renaissance and Reformation

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. 6979 words.

From the late 15th century onward, the city of Antwerp experienced an enormous demographic and economic expansion and became the commercial metropolis of the West par excellence. Merchants...

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