Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Nicholas of Modruš

Born: ca. 1425, Kotor
Died: 1480, Rome
  • Luka Špoljarić
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_1163-1

Abstract

Nicholas of Modruš was a Croatian bishop and intellectual, who after rising through the ranks in Croatia and Hungary spent the major part of his career in the Papal State. During his life he authored at least eight works on various topics. Although initially he wanted to establish his name as a theologian and philosopher, he later developed a stronger interest in humanist rhetoric and historiography.

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References

Primary Literature

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luka Špoljarić
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Paul Richard Blum
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyLoyola University MarylandBaltimoreUSA