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George of Trebizond (c.1396–c.1472)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-C048-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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George was a fifteenth-century humanist important for his work in rhetoric, his translations from the Greek, and his role in the Renaissance Plato–Aristotle controversy. In 1458, as a fierce opponent of Plato and supporter of Aristotle, he transformed what had previously been a quarrel among Byzantines into a major European controversy. He also wrote the first and, for a time, the most popular humanist manual of logic.

Citing this article:
Monfasani, John. George of Trebizond (c.1396–c.1472), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-C048-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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