Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola

(1463 - 1494)

Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola composed Oration on the Dignity of Man, his syncretistic oration of nine hundred theses extracted from Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin philosophers. Pope Innocent VIII deemed seven of the theses heretical, and Pico, after a brief sojourn in jail, fled to Florence, where he enjoyed the protection of Prince Lorenzo de’ Medici.

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