Chrysoloras, Manuel

   Diplomat and scholar during the reign of Manuel II (q.v.) who introduced to the Italian Renaissance the systematic study of Greek literature. His impact on the humanists of Florence, where he taught from 1397-1400, was immense. All of the leading Florentine humanists, including Guarino and Leonardi Bruni, were his pupils. He inculcated in them skills for translation and textual analysis and an enthusiasm for Greek literature. The texts they used came from Manuel's own library, which he brought with him. His skills as a diplomat were highly prized by Manuel II, who regarded him as a personal friend and advisor. He converted to the Latin rite, and toward the end of his life he spent two years in Rome (q.v.), dying in 1415 while attending the Council of Constance. In the Louvre Museum there is a charming portrait of Manual sketched by an anonymous 15th-century artist.

Historical Dictionary of Byzantium . .

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Chrysoloras, Manuel — (ca. 1350 1415)    Greek born scholar, teacher, and diplomat, important in the history of the Renaissance as the first teacher to make a group of Western pupils sufficiently skilled in Greek that they could continue the development of Greek… …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • Chrysoloras, Manuel — ▪ Greek scholar born c. 1350, Constantinople died April 15, 1415  Greek scholar who was a pioneer in spreading Greek literature in the West.       The Byzantine emperor Manuel II Palaeologus sent him to Italy to get help against the Ottoman Turks …   Universalium

  • Manuel Chrysoloras — Manuel (or Emmanuel) Chrysoloras (Greek: Μανουὴλ Χρυσολωρᾶς; c. 1355 – April 15, 1415) was a pioneer in the introduction of Greek literature to Western Europe during the late middle ages. He was born in Constantinople to a distinguished family.… …   Wikipedia

  • Chrysoloras — Manuel Chrysoloras oder Emmanuel Chrysoloras (* 1353 vermutlich in Konstantinopel; † 1415 in Konstanz) war ein byzantinischer Diplomat und Förderer der griechischen Literatur in Westeuropa. Manuel Chrysoloras 1393 sandte der byzantinische Kaiser… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Manuel Chrysoloras — Manuel (ou Emmanuel) Chrysoloras, né à Constantinople vers 1355, mort à Constance le 15 avril 1415, est un humaniste byzantin, l un des introducteurs de la culture grecque en Italie au début de la Renaissance. Biographie I …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chrysolōras — Chrysolōras, Manuel, der erste bedeutendere Lehrer des Griechischen in Italien, geb. um 1350 aus einer edlen Familie Konstantinopels, gest. 15. April 1415 in Konstanz, war bereits um 1391 im Auftrag seines Kaisers in Italien, um Hilfe gegen die… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Chrysoloras — Chrysolōras, Manuel, vornehmer Grieche aus Konstantinopel, um 1397 Lehrer der griech. Sprache in Florenz, der erste Verpflanzer der griech. Literatur nach Italien; gest. 16 April 1415 zu Konstanz …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Chrysoloras — Chrysoloras, Manuel, vornehmer Grieche aus Constantinopel, kam 1391 als Gesandter des Kaisers Johannes Paläologus nach Italien, um das Abendland zur Hilfe gegen die Türken zu bewegen. Hierin errang er bekanntlich keinen Erfolg, lehrte aber in… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Manuel Chrysoloras — oder Emmanuel Chrysoloras (* 1353 vermutlich in Konstantinopel; † 1415 in Konstanz) war ein byzantinischer Diplomat und Förderer der griechischen Literatur in Westeuropa. Manuel Chrysoloras 1393 sandte der byzantinische Kaiser Ma …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Manuel Moschopoulos — Manuel Moschopoulos, Latinized as Manuel Moschopulus (Greek: Mανουὴλ Μοσχόπουλος), was a Byzantine commentator and grammarian, who lived during the end of the 13th and the beginning of the 14th century and was an important figure in the… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.