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Leonardo Bruni

(1370—1444)


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(c.1370–1444) Tuscan humanist, historian, and orator.

Bruni was apostolic secretary (1405–14) and chancellor of Florence (1427–44), but is best remembered for his History of the Florentine People (1415–44), widely considered the first modern work of history.

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


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