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Constantine Lascaris

Constantine Lascaris  

(c.1434–1501) Byzantine scholar and teacher who worked in Italy.Lascaris collected and copied Greek MSS, established some Latin translations, and wrote several literary and scientific texts. He is ...
Francesco Sansovino

Francesco Sansovino  

(1521–86),Italian political philosopher, historian, poet, and recorder of art and architecture, born in Venice, the son of Jacopo Sansovino. His works include a treatise on forms of government in ...
Giunti

Giunti  

A mercantile family of Florentine origin active as booksellers, publishers, and printers throughout the Renaissance in both Florence and Venice. In Florence, Filippo and his son Bernardo, active ...
Janus Lascaris

Janus Lascaris  

(1445–1535),Byzantine scholar in Italy and France, possibly the younger brother of Constantinos Lascaris. He emigrated to Italy as a child, and later taught Greek in Florence, where in 1492 ...
Peter Schöffer

Peter Schöffer  

(c.1425–c.1503),German printer. He was born in Gernsheim (Rhine) and by 1449 was working as a scriptor (i.e. manuscript copyist) in Paris. He later married Dyna (or Christina), the daughter ...
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
Length:
627 words
The advent of printing and of movable type gave to fifteenth-century Europe the technology requisite for the mass production of written texts and engraved pictures. Printing in Europe ... More
Wittenberg

Wittenberg  

A town in eastern Germany, on the River Elbe north-east of Leipzig, which was the scene in 1517 of Martin Luther's campaign against the Roman Catholic Church, a major factor in the rise of the ...

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