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Adrien Turnèbe

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(1512–65),

French classical philologist. He was born at Les Andelys in Normandy, and at the age of 12 moved to Paris to continue his education. He was appointed professor of ...

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Ägidius Tschudi

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(1505–72),

Swiss historian, born into an ancient family in Glarus and educated in Zürich (where he was taught by Zwingli), Basel, and Paris (where he was taught by Lefèvre...

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Agostino Nifo

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(c.1469–c.1546),

Italian Aristotelian philosopher, born in Sessa Aurunca (Calabria) and educated at the University of Padua; he embarked on an academic career during which he...

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Albrecht Pfister

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(c.1429–c.1466),

German printer who worked for many years as a secretary for the bishop of Bamberg before becoming a printer in Bamberg in the early 1460s. He was the first ...

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Albrecht von Eyb

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(1420–75) German humanist, Eichstätt canon; translated from Italian and Latin (especially Plautus) into German.

Composed marriage treatise, Ehebüchlein, and several Latin treatises.

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Alessandro Piccolomini

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(1508–78),

Italian humanist, poet, and dramatist. He was born in Siena and became a teacher of philosophy in Padua (from 1539) and Rome (1546–58). In 1574 he was appointed...

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Alfonso de Zamora

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(1474–1531),

Spanish Hebraist. He was born into a Jewish family and given a rabbinical education, but converted to Christianity in 1506 and was appointed as the founding professor...

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Amadis Jamyn

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(1540–93),

French poet associated with the Pléiade. He was a student of Dorat and Adrien Turnèbe and subsequently became the secretary and companion of Ronsard. He wrote love...

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Amadis of Gaul

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

A Spanish or Portuguese romance, written in the form in which we have it by Garcia de Montalvo in the second half of the 15th and printed early in the 16th cent. The romance was translated...

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Ambrogio Contarini

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(1429–after 1496),

Venetian traveller, born into a patrician family. In 1474 he was sent on a diplomatic mission to Persia to join Giosofat Barbaro in his negotiations for a...

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