Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples

[New Entry by Richard J. Oosterhoff on April 10, 2015.] Jacques Lefevre d'Etaples (c. 1450 - 1536) taught philosophy at the University of Paris from around 1490 to 1508, and then applied his
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[New Entry by Richard J. Oosterhoff on April 10, 2015.] Jacques Lefevre d'Etaples (c. 1450 - 1536) taught philosophy at the University of Paris from around 1490 to 1508, and then applied his erudition and textual scholarship to biblical studies and religious reform. Lefevre traveled to Italy in 1491, 1500, and 1507. There he sought out Ermolao Barbaro, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Marsilio Ficino, Angelo Poliziano, and other famous humanists. He became famous for the many introductions to, commentaries on, and editions of philosophical works which he published in Paris. These repackaged the full range of philosophical...

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