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Filelfo, Francesco, 1398-1481


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    • Philelphus, Franciscus, 1398-1481
    • Philelfus, Franciscus, 1398-1481
    • Philelphe, 1398-1481
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    • found: Convegno di studi maceratesi (17th : 1981 : Tolentino, Italy). Francesco Filelfo nel quinto centenario della morte, 1986.
    • found: LC data base, 6-1-87(hdg.: Filelfo, Francesco, 1398-1481)
    • found: Marzio, G. Invectivae in Franciscum Philelphum, 1932.
    • found: Encic. ital.(Filelfo, Francesco; b. 25 July 1398 d. 31 July 1481)
    • found: Adams(Philelfus, Franciscus)
    • found: La Grande encyc.(Philelphe)
    • found: Catholic Encyclopedia, viewed August 14, 2013(Franscesco Filelfo, an Italian humanist; wrote about and taught classical philosophy and languages.) - http://www.catholic.org/encyclopedia/view.php?id=4670
    • found: Filelfo, Francesco. Francisci Philelfi satyrarum hecatostichon prima[-decima] decas, 1476: page 287 ("Calliphilus Bernardinus Robiatinus in Francisci Philelphi poetae praeceptoris sui Satyras," followed by 14 lines of Latin verse)
    • found: Viti, Paolo. "Filelfo, Francesco," in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, v. 47 (1997), accessed online via Treccani website, February 16, 2017(Filelfo, Francesco; born Tolentino, July 25, 1398; studied at Padua; in 1417, moved to Venice, where he gave instruction to young men of prominent families; in 1420, appointed secretary of the Baile of the Venetians in Constantinople, where he studied Greek and Greek literature; in 1427, he returned to Venice; successively taught at universities of Bologna and Florence; after quarrels with the Medici, left Florence for Siena, 1434, then in 1439, after a brief stay in Bologna, he went to Milan, where he would work and study for over 40 years, acquiring Milanese citizenship; in 1474, the Pope invited him to Rome, where he taught during parts of the next two years, before returning to Milan; he sought reconciliation with Lorenzo de' Medici, and in 1481, he was invited to teach Greek at the university of Florence; he reached Florence in July 1481, but died shortly afterward, on July 31, without taking up his position. He produced more than 100 literary works in Greek, Latin and Italian, but many remain unpublished or have not been reprinted since the 1400s and early 1500s; of particular importance are his speeches; also active as a commentator on classical works and as a translator from Greek; important also for his correspondence, including more than 2000 published letters in Latin, and more in Greek and Italian) - http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/francesco-filelfo_(Dizionario-Biografico)
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    • PA8520.F5
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    • 1987-06-05: new
    • 2017-02-19: revised
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