Bruni, Leonardo

▪ Italian scholar
also called  Leonardo Aretino  
born c. 1370, , Arezzo, Florence [Italy]
died March 9, 1444, Florence

      Italian humanist scholar of the Renaissance.

      Bruni was secretary to the papal chancery from 1405 and served as chancellor of Florence from 1427 until his death in 1444. His Historiarum Florentini populi libri XII (1610; “Twelve Books of Histories of the Florentine People”) is the first history of Florence based on a critical examination of the source material. An elegant Ciceronian stylist, he made Latin translations of many classical Greek works, including those of Plato, Aristotle, and Plutarch, that furthered the study of Greek literature in the West. His Italian-language biographies of Dante, Petrarch, and Giovanni Boccaccio aided humanism's growing appreciation for Italian poetry.

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