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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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511 words

(1459–1523),

Pope from 9 January 1522 until his death on 14 September 1523, was born Adriaan Florenszoon Dedal in Utrecht on ...

Alexander Hegius

Alexander Hegius  

(d. 1498) German humanist; headmaster of the Deventer grammar school,where he taught Erasmus of Rotterdam.AWJ. C. Bedaux, Hegius Poeta (1998).—— ‘Alexander Hegius als Dichter’, Northern Humanism in ...
Charles V

Charles V  

(1500–58)Holy Roman Emperor (1519–56) and (as Charles I) King of Spain (1516–56). The son of Philip I (the Handsome) and Joanna of Spain, and grandson of Emperor Maximilian I, Charles came to the ...
Clement VII

Clement VII  

(1478–1534),Pope from 19 November 1523 until his death on 25 September 1534, was born Giulio de' Medici in Florence on 26 May 1479; he was the illegitimate son of ...
Lorenzo Campeggio

Lorenzo Campeggio  

(also Campeggi; 1474–1539), eminent Italian jurist, papal diplomat, and cardinal.Born into a distinguished family of Bolognese jurists at Milan, he studied law at Padua and Bologna, where he received ...
Paolo Giovio

Paolo Giovio  

(1483–1552).Italian historian, biographer, professional courtier, man of letters, and witty conversationalist. Giovio was a colourful Renaissance personality, who, after working as a doctor in his ...
Paul IV

Paul IV  

(1476–1559),Pope from 23 May 1555 until his death on 18 August 1559, was born Giampietro Carafa near Benevento on 28 June 1476; he was a member of the powerful ...
Revolt of the Comuneros

Revolt of the Comuneros  

A rebellion in Castile by a group of towns called the Comuneros. The rebellion was social in nature, but was precipitated by the accession of Charles I (later Charles V) ...
Ulrich Zwingli

Ulrich Zwingli  

(1484–1531)Swiss Protestant reformer, the principal figure of the Swiss Reformation. He was minister of Zurich from 1518, where he sought to carry through his political and religious reforms and met ...

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