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Alfonso V of Aragon

Alfonso V of Aragon  

(1396–1458)Eldest son of Fernando de Antequera (Fernando I, 1414–16) and Leonor of Albuquerque, Alfonso was a Castilian prince of the Trastámara family who acceded to the Crown of Aragon ...
Carlo Sigonio

Carlo Sigonio  

(1520–84),Italian humanist and historian. He was born in Modena and became a student of Greek, in which he later held professorships in Modena, Venice, Padua, and Bologna. Sigonius published ...
Georg Spalatin

Georg Spalatin  

(1484–1545),German humanist and reformer, born on 14 January 1484 at Spalt (near Nuremberg), the son of a tanner; his name was Georg Burkhardt, but he later derived his adoptive ...
Johannes Oecolampadius

Johannes Oecolampadius  

(1482–1531),German Protestant reformer, born in Weinsberg (now in Württemberg but then in the Palatinate); his baptismal name was Johann Hussgen, but he later changed his name to Hausschein ...
Johannes Reuchlin

Johannes Reuchlin  

(1455–1522) Humanist scholar; his name was Graecized as ‘Capnion’.He studied artes liberales and Greek (with Andonikos Kontoblakas) and met Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and Aldus Manutius in Italy. ...
Justus Jonas

Justus Jonas  

(also Jodocus or Jobst Koch; 1493–1555), German humanist and co-worker and friend of Martin Luther.Born Jodocus Koch in Nordhausen, an imperial city northwest of Erfurt, Jonas adopted the Christian ...
Spanish gardens

Spanish gardens  

Spain was for centuries an important centre of Islamic horticulture, and the oldest surviving gardens in Europe are the thirteenth-century gardens of the Alhambra and the Generalife; both are in ...

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