Pico della Mirandola

(redirected from Giovanni Pico della Mirandola)
Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Pi·co del·la Mi·ran·do·la

 (pē′kō dĕl′ə mə-răn′də-lə, dĕl′lä mē-rän′dō-lä), Count Giovanni 1463-1494.
Italian Neoplatonist philosopher and humanist famous for his 900 theses on a variety of scholarly subjects (1486).
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Pico della Mirandola

(Italian ˈpiːko ˌdɛlla miˈrandola)
(Biography) Count Giovanni (dʒoˈvanni). 1463–94, Italian Platonist philosopher. His attempt to reconcile the ideas of classical, Christian, and Arabic writers in a collection of 900 theses, prefaced by his Oration on the Dignity of Man (1486), was condemned by the pope
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Pi•co del•la Mi•ran•do•la

(ˈpi koʊ ˌdɛl ə məˈræn dl ə)
Count Giovanni,1463–94, Italian humanist and writer.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Then, recognizing his precocious talent, Lorenzo de' Medici (Lorenzo the Magnificent), effectively the leader of the Florentine Republic, took Michelangelo into his household, where the boy was exposed to the company of leading humanists such as Marsilio Ficino, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, and Poliziano.
it corrected the mistakes of the seventeenth-century natural-law theorists, he also saw it as the completion of the program of Renaissance humanism begun by Giovanni Pico della Mirandola." The Renaissance humanist project, on this account, runs from Pico to Vico.
Modelli di episteme neoplatonica nella Firenze del '400: legnoseologie di Giovanni Pico della Mirandola e di Marsilio Ficino.
Icons of media and cultural communications that traverse the centuries are translated and incorporated into the flow of a sort of decontextualized mythology, ranging from Jacqueline Kennedy to Mao Tse-tung, from Giovanni Pico della Mirandola to Galileo, from Bach to Chopin.
Writers who reflect on their own humanity and address the reader directly appear in the second chapter, "Explorations of the Self." Petrarch's "Letter to Posterity," Giannozzo Manetti's "On the Dignity and Excellence of Man," Giovanni Pico della Mirandola's "Oration on the Dignity of Man" and Montaigne's "To the Reader" and "Of Experience" are included here.
In his magnificent work De Dignitate Hominis, a brilliant Renaissance tenet on free will, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola holds that all people have the liberty to choose what way of life they want to take.