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Joachim Camerarius

(1500—1574)

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Georgius Agricola

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1494–1555)

The author of works on ‘geology’ and mineral classification, and of the first comprehensive record of mining, De Re Metallica (1556). Using Roman sources and...

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Hieronymus Wolf

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

(1516–80),

German humanist scholar. He was born in Oettingen and studied under Melanchthon and Camerarius. In 1551 he became secretary and librarian to the Fugger family in...

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Hubert Languet

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

(1518–81),

French Huguenot diplomat and political philosopher, born in Vitteaux in Burgundy (of which his father was governor) and educated at the universities of Poitiers...

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Plautus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Comic playwright, author of fabulae palliatae (see fabula) between c.205 and 184 bc; plays by Plautus are the earliest Latin works to have survived complete. Varro drew up a list of 21...

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