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Sir Thomas More

Sir Thomas More by Lucas Vorsterman
Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest, "Sir Thomas More", accessed 20 Aug 2012, http://quest.eb.com/images/114_1767548.


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    • More, Thomas: A Portrait of 16th Century English Philosopher Thomas More
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    • More, Sir Thomas 1478 – 1535
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    • Sir Thomas More/Saint Thomas More
    • Between Utopia and Dystopia: Erasmus, Thomas More, and the Humanist Republic of Letters
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Petrarch

Historical portrait of the Italian poet Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374). Petrarch is considered the first modern poet. He perfected the sonnet, which has been a standard form of poetry ever since, and was later adapted for the English language. Petrarch earned a reputation as the first great humanist with his wide knowledge of classical authors and his use of Latin. He also wrote and published in Italian, and played an important role in its development as a literary language. He was made poet laureate by the Senate of Rome in 1341. His vast collection of letters is an important source material for the history of his times.
Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest, "Francesco Petrarch", accessed 20 Aug 2012, http://quest.eb.com/images/132_1254874.

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    • Subjects of Triumph and Literary History: Dido and Petrarch in Petrarch's Africa and Trionfi
    • Armchair Travelers: The Renaissance writers and humanists Petrarch and Boccaccio turned to geography to understand the works of antiquity
  • Petrarch on Augustus' Letters
  • The Sources and the Extent of Petrarch's Knowledge of the Life of Vergil
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Erasmus

Desiderius Erasmus by and published by Wallerant Va
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    • Erasmus, Desiderius: Quote on Passion's Triumph over Reason
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    • Encounters with a Radical Erasmus: Erasmus' Work as a Source of Radical Thought in Early Modern Europe
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