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Poggio Bracciolini (1380–1459)

Bracciolini, Gian Francesco Poggio (pod’jē-o brätch-ē-o-lē’ne). An eminent Italian humanist; born at Castel Terranuova, near Florence, Feb. 11, 1380; died at Florence, Oct. 30, 1459. By his untiring research of the monastery libraries of Switzerland and Germany, he brought to light MSS., supposed to have been lost, of works of the ancient classics as Quintilian, Valerius Flaccus, Asconius, Statius, Ammianus, and many others. He translated, into Latin several of the Greek classics. His own writings are: ‘Facetiæ,’ a work of the same questionable characters as others of the same title—the book had 26 editions at the end of the fifteenth century; ‘Of the Variances of Fortune’; a ‘History of Florence’; ‘The Miseries of Human Life’; ‘The Infelicity of Princes’; ‘On Marriage in Old Age’; ‘Dialogue Against Hypocrites.’