Bessarion

Bessarion

(bĕsâr`ēən), 1395?–1472, Byzantine humanist, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was a leading figure at the Council of Ferrara-FlorenceFerrara-Florence, Council of,
1438–45, second part of the 17th ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church; the first part was the Council of Basel, canonically convened but after 1437 schismatic (see Basel, Council of).
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, which he attended as metropolitan of Nicaea. He favored ending the schism between East and West, and when the Orthodox Church refused, he joined the Roman Catholic Church and remained in Italy. He was made a cardinal in 1439, and in 1463 the pope named him patriarch of Constantinople. A projected translation into Latin of Ptolemy was completed by his protégés, Purbach and RegiomontanusRegiomontanus
[Lat.,=belonging to the royal mountain, i.e., to Königsberg], 1436–76, German astronomer and mathematician, b. Königsberg. His original name was Johannes Müller.
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. His fine collection of Greek manuscripts was the nucleus of St. Mark's library, Venice.
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Michael Panaretos and Bessarion. Edited and translated by Scott Kennedy
Como integrante del selecto grupo (los cardenales Bessarion, Barbo, Capranica, Carafa), destino a los reinos hispanos (<<ad regna Hispaniarum et ceteras earundem Hispaniarum ac illis adiacentes partes et insulas>>, segun varios documentos papales (13)) a uno de los personajes mas poderosos de la Curia, Rodrigo de Borja, quien, a su origen valenciano, sumaba, entre otros cargos y dignidades por designacion de Calixto III, la de cardenal desde 1455 (<<decimo Kl.
Director: Sacha Wolff Cast: Toki Pilioko, lliana Zabeth, Laurent Pakihivatau, Petelo Sealeu, Maoni Talalua, Teotola Maka, Bessarion Udesiani, Omar Hasan, Mathias Dufaud, Dominique Pozzer
Twenty-seven Greek manuscripts were produced in this period, from an original perhaps owned by Cardinal Bessarion. The first printed edition of the Greek text was published in Florence in 1494.
They had been in Italy, invited by the scholar Cardinal Bessarion, who'd gotten his hands on an Almagest in the original Greek; you'll find Bessarion north of Kepler (note that Riccioli often used the obsolete long s, which looks almost like an/).
It is just next to highway 401, 404 and Don Valley Parkway, only three minutes' walk to Bessarion subway station and 7 minutes' walk to Go Train station.
Contra Trapezuncio, e a favor de Platao e de Ficino e Pleton, outrora seu professor na Academia de Mistra, surge o logos do eruditissimo Bessarion, que escreveu tratados e comentarios a obra de Platao, mas tambem refutacoes aos 'proaristotelicos'.
It could be what the fourth century desert dweller, Abba Bessarion, meant in exhorting us to become "all eye" (Ward 42), so that we become unable to see anything except what is and who is in front of me.
As Susanna de Beer shows, his knowledge of classical poetry was considerable, as befitted a university teacher (he was appointed Professor of Rhetoric at Perugia in 1455) and member of the 'Academies' of Pomponio Leto and Cardinal Bessarion in Rome in the late 1460s.