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Nicholas of Cusa

German philosopher, theologian, jurist, and astronomer

1401   -   1464

movement: German Renaissance
country of citizenship: Germany
educated at: University of Padua, Heidelberg University
occupation: mathematician, astronomer, diplomat, philosopher, writer, minister, Catholic priest, cardinal
position held: Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals, cardinal
student of: Heymeric de Campo

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Nicholas of Cusa (1401 – 11 August 1464), also referred to as Nicholas of Kues and Nicolaus Cusanus (), was a German philosopher, theologian, jurist, and astronomer. One of the first German proponents of Renaissance humanism, he made spiritual and political contributions in European history. A notable example of this is his mystical or spiritual writings on "learned ignorance," as well as his participation in power struggles between Rome and the German states of the Holy Roman Empire. Papal legate to Germany from 1446, he was appointed cardinal for his merits by Pope Nicholas V in 1448 and Prince–Bishop of Brixen two years later. In 1459 he became vicar general in the Papal States. Nicholas of Cusa has remained an influential figure. In 2001, the sixth centennial of his birth was celebrated on four continents and commemorated by publications on his life and work.
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De Docta Ignorantia

نادانی علمی یا نادانی آموخته شده ار نظریات قرون وسطایی مبنی بر برخورد روح القدس با انسان است

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De Ludo Globi

book by Nicolaas van Cusa

author: Nicholas of Cusa

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