Society Religion and Spirituality Esoteric and Occult Personalities Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni
(1463-1494), Italian humanist philosopher, born near Ferrara, and educated at the University of Bologna. Instead of completing his studies at Bologna he visited famous universities in Italy and France, astonishing scholars with his precocious learning. At the age of 23 he settled in Rome and there publicly posted a list of 900 theses or propositions about all subjects, offering to defend them publicly. The pope deemed that some of his theses dealing with cabalistic magic were heretical and forbade him to carry on his projected discussions.
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Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
Extensive biographical entry from the Catholic Encyclopedia.
Oration on the Dignity of Man
Mirandola's writing and thoughts on the Divine and man.
Pico Della Mirandola
Biography of this seeker of Divine Wisdom and early Renaissance man.
Pico della Mirandola, Oration on the Dignity of Man
A brief excerpt from Pico's Oration on the Dignity of Man.
Pico: Of Being and Unity
Philosophical dissertation of Italian Renaissance philosopher Giovanni Pico della Mirandola.
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