Antonio Manetti


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(1423–97). Florentine politician, scientist, and man of letters, who belonged to the circle of Ficino. Best known for his studies of Dante's works, which were used by Landino and Benivieni, he was also the author of a Vita di Filippo Brunelleschi, which accompanied a version of the Novella del grasso legnaiuolo, and of a collection of biographies of eminent Florentine personalities, Uomini singulari in Firenze dal MCCCC innanzi. He combined a philological approach to the Florentine poetical tradition of the 14th c. with a Neoplatonic reading of the texts.

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