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Italian scholar, writer and humanistwd:Q318254
country of citizenship:
Republic of Florence, Papal States, Arezzo
occupation: historian, classical scholar
student of: Giovanni Malpaghini
Gian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini (11 February 1380 – 30 October 1459), best known simply as Poggio Bracciolini, was an Italian scholar and an early humanist. He was responsible for rediscovering and recovering a great number of classical Latin manuscripts, mostly decaying and forgotten in German, Swiss, and French monastic libraries. His most celebrated find was De rerum natura, the only surviving work by Lucretius.
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