Marsilius of Padua(redirected from Marsilio of Padua)
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Mar·sil·i·us of Padua(mär-sĭl′ē-əs) 1280?-1343?
Italian philosopher who wrote Defender of the Peace, a work that denied the secular authority of the pope.
Marsilius of Padua(mɑːˈsɪlɪəs)
(Biography) Italian name Marsiglio dei Mainardini. ?1290–?1343, Italian political philosopher, best known as the author of the Defensor pacis (1324), which upheld the power of the temporal ruler over that of the church