By P.G. Bietenholz, Thomas B. Deutscher
The awesome breadth of Erasmus' contacts all through his lifestyles is mirrored during this designated, informative three-volume biographical dictionary. jointly, those totally illustrated volumes will comprise information regarding greater than 1900 humans pointed out in his correspondence and different writings.
Differing considerably from the nationwide biographical dictionaries which limit themselves to significant figures, those volumes mix the well-known with the imprecise: the Dutch pope, Adrian VI, appears to be like subsequent to Adrianus, a messenger who carried letters among Erasmus in Paris and Jacob Batt, a educate in Toumehem. A random sampling contains the notorious Pope Alexander VI; Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn; Andrea Alciati, the interpreter of Roman legislations, whose leader reputation rests at the production of the Renaissance brand e-book; Luther's spouse, Katharine von Bora; Albrecht Durer, portraitist of Erasmus; Emperor Charles V; and Etienne Dolet, accused of blasphemy and sedition, who was once tortured and hanged and his books burned publicly.
Biographies of unswerving associates of Erasmus, like Pieter Gillis, clerk of town of Antwerp, are interspersed with these of his critics and enemies, corresponding to Guillaume Farel, whom Erasmus characterised as insane and a seditious liar. The well-known and notorious ? Henry VIII, Machiavelli, Francis I, Pope Julius II, Isabella of Castille, and lots of extra ? look subsequent to the no longer so primary, yet no much less exciting. Cassandra Fedele, implicated in a scandal related to counterfeit cash, who survived shipwreck within the Mediterranean and ended existence because the superintendent of a health center in Venice.
The forged of characters is a Who's Who of the interval: painters like Holbein and Metsys; the printer Aldo Manuzio; Bishop John Fisher, martyred for competition to Henry VIII's divorce; Martin Luther and his mom and dad; the knight Ulrich von Hutten; and dynastic households equivalent to the wealth Fuggers of Bavaria and the Medicis, together with Lorenzo the impressive (patron of Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci), the petulant Alessandro, the extravagant Cardinal Ippolito, and Lorenzo II, Duke of Urbino (to whom Machiavelli committed The Print.
a desirable array of characters brings this turbulent interval of historical past vividly to lifestyles. Contemporaries of Erasmus won't in simple terms intrigue the final reader; will probably be quintessential in the event you have searched in useless for a biographical dictionary protecting this period.
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The striking breadth of Erasmus' contacts all through his lifestyles is mirrored during this designated, informative three-volume biographical dictionary. jointly, those absolutely illustrated volumes will comprise information regarding greater than 1900 humans pointed out in his correspondence and different writings. Differing considerably from the nationwide biographical dictionaries which limit themselves to significant figures, those volumes mix the well-known with the vague: the Dutch pope, Adrian VI, looks subsequent to Adrianus, a messenger who carried letters among Erasmus in Paris and Jacob Batt, a train in Toumehem.
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One of them, the famous oil painting of St Jerome, is now among the treasures of Lisbon's ancient Museu das Janelas Verdas. Diirer also made drawings of the factors and of Brandao's negro servant or slave. In addition the Portuguese received many copper engravings and woodcuts. Joaquim de Vasconcellos counted 221 pieces in all. In 1537 Rui Fernandes was ambassador in France. At that time he received a letter from Andre de Gouveia asking him to intervene in his favour with his uncle, Diogo de Gouveia.
P. Walker Spiritual and Demonic Magic from Ficino to Campanella (London 1958) / Sears Jayne John Coletand Marsilio Ficino (Oxford 1963) / Frances A. Yates Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition (London 1964) chaps i to iv / Charles FICINO 30 Trinkaus 'Humanist themes in Marsilio Ficino's philosophy of human immortality' in In Our Image and Likeness: Humanity and Divinity in Italian Humanist Thought (London-Chicago 1970) 461-504 / Samuel Jone Hough 'An early record of Marsilio Ficino' Renaissance Quarterly 30 (1977) 3O1-4 CHARLES TRINKAUS Battista FIESCHI of Genoa, i47i-after 1535 Battista or Gian Battista Fieschi (Fliscus), the son of Luca di Daniele, belonged to one of the oldest, most powerful families of Genoa.
The Fevijn family was related to the Hedenbault family, and both were traditionally employed in the service of the dukes of Burgundy. When Jan lost his father at an early age, he and his sister were taken in charge by Filips van Hedenbault and, after Filips' death, by his brother, Karel van *Hedenbault. Thus from his childhood Jan had an intimate association with the Prinsenhof, the old ducal residence at Bruges, where Karel van Hedenbault lived and extended hospitality to Erasmus on several occasions.
Contemporaries of Erasmus: A Biographical Register of the Renaissance and Reformation, Volume 2 - F-M by P.G. Bietenholz, Thomas B. Deutscher