Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni

Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni
Renaissance philosopher and scholar. After studying Arabic and Jewish sources, Pico undertook to defend 900 theses in public disputation in Rome. Unhappily, 7 were condemned as unorthodox, and 6 declared doubtful. When Pico undertook to defend them, Pope Innocent VIII roundly condemned all 900. Pico fled to France, but eventually settled in Florence under the protection of the Medici. He was an important influence on Renaissance thought both through his defences of the dignity and liberty of human beings, and through the example of his use of philosophical thought from many different sources and traditions.

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