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Cyriac of Ancona [Ciriaco d’Ancona; Ciriaco di Filippo de’ Pizzicolli]locked

(b Ancona, 1391; d Cremona, ?1455).
  • Carlo Roberto Chiarlo

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Italian traveller and antiquarian. A self-educated merchant and occasional papal diplomatic agent, he played a central role in the rediscovery of the ancient world during the 15th century, travelling extensively in Italy, Greece and the Near East between 1412 and 1449. He learnt Latin and Greek and became the first great amateur classicist, as well as the undisputed father of modern ...

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