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Patrizi, Francesco
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Patrizi, Francesco (Frane Petric'), * 25 04 1529 (Cherso d'Istria), † 6 02 1597 (Rome)

An original case of a (partly self-taught) scholar, with an unconventional career and adventurous existence, Patrizi was born in the borderland between the Venetian Republic and what would nowadays be Croatia. During the first half of the 1550s, he studied at Ingolstadt and Padua and probably became acquainted there with both the peripatetic and neoplatonic philosophical traditions, including the writings of → Ficino. The end of the same decade he spent in Venice, trying to make a name…

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Brach, Jean-Pierre, “Patrizi, Francesco”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 17 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_277>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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