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Guarino da Verona (1370 - December 14, 1460) was an early figure in the Italian Renaissance. Jump to: navigation, search Events Beginning of the rule of Poland by Capet-Anjou family. ... Jump to: navigation, search December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events The first Portuguese navigators reach the coast of modern Sierra Leone. ... Jump to: navigation, search By region Italian Renaissance Northern Renaissance French Renaissance German Renaissance English Renaissance The Renaissance, also known as Il Rinascimento (in Italian), was an influential cultural movement which brought about a period of scientific revolution and artistic transformation, at the dawn of modern European history. ...


He was born at Verona, and studied Greek at Constantinople, where for five years he was the pupil of Manuel Chrysoloras. When he set out to return to Italy, he had with him two cases of precious Greek manuscripts which he had been at great pains to collect; it is said that the loss of one of these by shipwreck caused him such distress that his hair turned grey in a single night. On arriving back in Italy, he earned a living as a teacher of Greek, first at Verona and afterwards in Venice and Florence; in 1436 he became, through the patronage of Lionel, marquis of Este, professor of Greek at Ferrara; and in 1438 and later acted as interpreter for the Greeks at the councils of Ferrara and Florence. He died at Ferrara 1460. This page is about the city in Italy; for other uses, see Verona (disambiguation). ... Jump to: navigation, search Map of Constantinople. ... Manuel (or Emmanuel) Chrysoloras (c. ... Jump to: navigation, search Location within Italy Venice (Italian: Venezia), the city of canals, is the capital of the region of Veneto and of the province of Venice, 45°26′ N 12°19′ E, population 271,663 (census estimate 2004-01-01). ... Jump to: navigation, search Founded 59 BC as Florentia Region Tuscany Mayor Leonardo Domenici (Democratici di Sinistra) Area  - City Proper  102 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 356,000 almost 500,000 3,453/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Latitude Longitude 43°47 N 11°15 E... Events April - Paris is recaptured by the French End of the Hussite Wars in Bohemia. ... Events Pachacuti who would later create Tahuantinsuyu, or Inca Empire became the ruler of Cuzco January 1 - Albert II of Habsburg becomes King of Hungary March 18 - Albert II of Habsburg becomes King of Germany Eric of Pomerania, King of Sweden, Denmark and Norway looses direct control of Sweden. ... Events The first Portuguese navigators reach the coast of modern Sierra Leone. ...


His principal works are translations of Strabo and of some of the Lives of Plutarch, a compendium of the Greek grammar of Chrysoloras, and a series of commentaries on Persius, Juvenal, Martial and on some of the writings of Aristotle and Cicero. Strabo (squinty) was a term employed by the Romans for anyone whose eyes were distorted or deformed. ... Jump to: navigation, search Plutarch Mestrius Plutarch (cz. ... Persius, in full Aulus Persius Flaccus (AD 34-62), was a Roman poet and satirist. ... Note: This article is about the Roman poet, who is the most famous person by this name. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search Aristotle, marble copy of bronze by Lysippos. ... Marcus Tullius Cicero (January 3, 106 BC – December 7, 43 BC) was an orator and statesman of Ancient Rome, and is generally considered the greatest Latin prose stylist. ...


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Guarino da Verona - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (233 words)
Guarino da Verona (1370 - December 14, 1460) was an early figure in the Italian Renaissance.
He was born at Verona, and studied Greek at Constantinople, where for five years he was the pupil of Manuel Chrysoloras.
When he set out to return to Italy, he had with him two cases of precious Greek manuscripts which he had taken great pains to collect; it is said that the loss of one of these by shipwreck caused him such distress that his hair turned grey in a single night.
Guarino da Verona - LoveToKnow 1911 (219 words)
GUARINO [GUARINUS] DA VERONA (1370-1460), one of the Italian restorers of classical learning, was born in 1370 at Verona, and studied Greek at Constantinople, where for five years he was the pupil of Manuel Chrysoloras.
When he set out on his return to Italy he was the happy possessor of two cases of precious Greek MSS.
He supported himself as a teacher of Greek, first at Verona and afterwards in Venice and Florence; in 1436 he became, through the patronage of Lionel, marquis of Este, professor of Greek at Ferrara; and in 1438 and following years he acted as interpreter for the Greeks at the councils of Ferrara and Florence.
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