George of Trebizond
- Humanist; one of the great translators of Greek texts into Latin. His parents were from Trebizond (q.v.), but he was born in Crete (q.v.) in 1395. He embraced Catholicism and emigrated to Venice (q.v.) in 1415 where he taught Greek and studied Latin. When Pope Nicholas V (q.v.) became his patron he attached himself to the papal academy, headed by Bessarion (q.v.), that translated Greek works into Latin. George translated 11 major Greek texts, some of them never before translated, in addition to other texts from a variety of authors, including Ptolemy, Aristotle, Plato (qq.v.), and the Greek church fathers. He authored a treatise on rhetoric (q.v.), which became the chief text on the subject for the Italian humanists, as well as a treatise on logic. He passionately argued the superiority of Aristotle over Plato, criticizing Bessarion, Plethon, and Theodore Gaza (qq.v.) for their contrary views. He supported the papacy (q.v.) at the Council of Ferrara-Florence (q.v.) and was an ambassador of Pope Paul II to Mehmed II (q.v.).
Historical Dictionary of Byzantium . John H. Rosser .
Look at other dictionaries:
George of Trebizond — • A Greek scholar of the early Italian Renaissance; b. in Crete (a Venetian possession from 1206 1669), 1395; d. in Rome, 1486 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. George of Trebizond George of Trebizond … Catholic encyclopedia
George of Trebizond — (1395 ndash; 1486), Greek philosopher and scholar, one of the pioneers of the Renaissance, was born on the island of Crete, and derived his surname Trapezuntius from the fact that his ancestors were from Trebizond.At what period he came to Italy… … Wikipedia
George Of Trebizond — ▪ Byzantine humanist born 1396, Candia, Crete [now Iráklion, Greece] died 1486, Rome [Italy] Byzantine humanist, Greek scholar, and Aristotelian polemist. His academic influence in Italy and within the papacy, his theories on grammar and… … Universalium
George of Trebizond — (1396 ca. 1472; Latin name, Trapezuntius) Humanist and philosopher, born on the island of Crete. He settled in Venice in 1416 and initially worked as a Greek scribe. His study under the famous schoolmaster Vittorino da Feltre gave him a… … Historical Dictionary of Renaissance
George, Emperor of Trebizond — George Megas Komnenos (Greek: Γεώργιος Μέγας Κομνηνός, Geōrgios Megas Komnēnos ), (c. 1255 ndash; after 1284), Emperor of Trebizond from 1266 to 1280. He was the elder son of Emperor Manuel I and his third wife, Irene Syrikaina, a Trapezuntine… … Wikipedia
George V of Georgia — George V, the “Brilliant” ( ka. გიორგი V ბრწყინვალე, Giorgi V Brtskinvale ; also translated as the Illustrious , or Magnificent ) (1286 or 1289 – 1346) was King of Georgia from 1299 to 1302 and again from 1314 until his death. A flexible and far… … Wikipedia
George Amiroutzes — (b.1400 d.1470) was a Greek Renaissance scholar and philosopher. He was born in Trebizond, lived and taught in Italy and eventually died in Constantinople. He is considered as a controversial figures of the late Byzantine era. He was praised and… … Wikipedia
George VII of Georgia — George VII (Georgian: გიორგი VII, Giorgi VII ) (died 1405 or 1407) was king of Georgia from 1393 to 1407 (alternatively, from 1395 to 1405). George was the son of the king Bagrat V and his first wife Helena of Trebizond (died of bubonic plague,… … Wikipedia
George Errington — (1804 ndash;1886), the second son of Thomas Errington and Catharine (Dowdall) of Clintz, Richmond, Yorkshire, was a Catholic bishop. He was consecrated first Bishop of Plymouth on 25 July 1851, having previously been rector of the church of St.… … Wikipedia
George Biddlecombe — Sir George Biddlecombe (November 5 1807 ndash; July 22 1878), was an English naval officer and author.Biddlecombe, born at Portsea, was the son of Thomas Biddlecombe of Sheerness Dockyard, who died on 12 September 1844. He was educated at a… … Wikipedia