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Angelo Poliziano

Craig Kallendorf

in Renaissance and Reformation

ISBN: 9780195399301
Published online April 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195399301-0140
Angelo Poliziano

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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 worked under the protection of the Medici in Florence, obtaining through their influence the chair of rhetoric and poetry at the University of Florence. From this position he lectured and prepared commentaries on an unusually wide range of authors, becoming one of the first scholars in the West whose facility in Greek was equal to that of the Byzantine emigrés. He was also a poet of significant repute whose work in both Latin and Italian is still read with profit and pleasure today.

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Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) ; Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

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