Meet Pico, The 23-Year-Old Wunderkind Who Kicked Off the Renaissance

Meet Pico, The 23-Year-Old Wunderkind Who Kicked Off the Renaissance

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Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (Pico for short), was the wunderkind of the Renaissance. In 1486, at the age of 23 he proposed to defend 900 theses on religion, philosophy, natural philosophy, and magic against all comers, for which he wrote the Oration on the Dignity of Man, which has been called the “Manifesto of the Renaissance.”

Today we are going to talk to Professor Matthew Gaetano about this remarkable figure. Pico was called a great genius, even in his own time. He defend 900 contested ... See More

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