Vergil, Polydore
Vergil, Polydore
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  • VERGIL, Polydore — (1470 1555) Polydore Vergil was an Italian humanist scholar and antiquary who wrote a history of England that became compulsory in schools and influenced sixteenth century chroniclers such as Edward Hall and Raphael Holinshed.* Born in Ur bino,… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Vergil, Polydore — ▪ British humanist original name  Polidoro Vergilio   born c. 1470, , Urbino, Urbino and Pesaro died April 18, 1555, Urbino       Italian born Humanist who wrote an English history that became required reading in schools and influenced the 16th… …   Universalium

  • Vergil, Polydore —    See Anglica Historia …   Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

  • VERGIL, POLYDORE —    historian and miscellaneous writer, born at Urbino; was a friend and correspondent of Erasmus; was sent to England by the Pope as deputy collector of Peter s pence, and was there promoted to ecclesiastical preferments; wrote in Latin an able… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Polydore Vergil — Polydore Vergil, eigentlich Polidoro Virgili, auch Polydorus Vergilius oder Virgilius, (* um 1470; † 18. April 1555 in Urbino) war ein bedeutender italienischer Humanist, der ein halbes Jahrhundert in England wirkte. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Polydore Vergil —     Polydore Vergil     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Polydore Vergil     Born at Ubino about 1470; died there probably in 1555. Having studied at Bologna and Padua, he became successfully secretary to the Duke of Urbino and chamberlain to Alexander… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Polydore Vergil — or Virgil (c. 1470 ndash; April 18 1555) was an English historian, of Italian birth, otherwise known as PV Castellensis. He is a primary source for the early Tudor period, though his historical accuracy is often questioned.He was a kinsman of… …   Wikipedia

  • Polydore Vergil — Polydore Virgile Polydore Virgile, ou encore Polydore Vergil, ou de son nom latin Polydorus Vergilius, (Urbin, (Italie), 1470 1555) est un écrivain et historien italien. Après avoir étudié à Bologne et Padoue, il devint le secrétaire du duc d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Polydore Vergile — Polydore Virgile Polydore Virgile, ou encore Polydore Vergil, ou de son nom latin Polydorus Vergilius, (Urbin, (Italie), 1470 1555) est un écrivain et historien italien. Après avoir étudié à Bologne et Padoue, il devint le secrétaire du duc d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Polydore Virgile — Polydore Virgile, ou encore Polydore Vergil, ou de son nom latin Polydorus Vergilius, (Urbino, (Italie), 1470 mort le 18 avril 1555, probablement à Urbino) est un écrivain et historien italien. Après avoir étudié à Bologne et Padoue, il devint le …   Wikipédia en Français

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