Poggio Bracciolini and the Recovery of Ancient Literature

On this day in the year 1380, the great Italian humanist Poggio Bracciolini was born in a Tuscan village near Arezzo called Terranuova, which was renamed “Terranuova Bracciolini” in his honor in 1862. His scholarly talent was fostered early in his life by several prominent Florentines, and at the age of 24, he began working […]