The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of the Renaissance

An A-to-Z reference of the Renaissance positive aspects entries on very important humans, areas, and occasions, and chronicles advancements in such components because the arts, technological know-how, faith, and politics.

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Farnese set out together with his military to reconquer the rebellious provinces, eventually besieging the rich port of Antwerp and ravenous the voters into submission in 1585. Farnese was once not able to overcome the remainder of the rebellious territory, even if, and at last Spain used to be forced to acknowledge their independence. Farnese invaded France on the head of a Catholic military in 1589, after the assassination of King Henry III. His military fought in aid of Catholic competitors to Henry IV, and in 1590 lifted a Protestant siege of Paris. Wounded at a siege of Rouen in 1592, he died a couple of months later, having misplaced his name of governor 122 throughout the machinations of his opponents in Spain. Fedele, Cassandra (1465–1558) A well known pupil, born in Venice and knowledgeable in classical literature, rhetoric, technological know-how, philosophy, and the hot humanistic culture. whereas nonetheless a tender woman, she discovered to talk Greek and Latin and commenced to realize a name as a talented, persuasive public speaker. She gained become aware of all through Italy with a stirring speech she gave on the college of Padua, at the commencement of her cousin, praising the learn of the humanities and sciences. This speech, the Oratio seasoned Bertucio Lambert, was once revealed in Italy and Germany. She corresponded with the top students of Europe in addition to the the Aristocracy. In 1488, she was once invited by way of Isabella, the longer term queen of Spain, to affix her courtroom. She refused this invitation—some historians think the Doge of Venice intentionally needed to maintain her as an decoration of his urban and avoided her from relocating to Spain. After her marriage to Giammaria Mapelli in 1499 she traveled to Crete—then a ownership of Venice—with her husband, a doctor. On returning to Venice in 1520, the couple misplaced their possessions in a typhoon. quickly later on, her husband died and he or she used to be thrown on demanding occasions. She had ceased giving public orations and he or she progressively fell clear of her reports and her correspondence. After writing to Pope Paul III for support, he appointed her because the prioress of an orphanage within the church of San Domenico di Castello. In 1556 she introduced her final public speech, to honor a exceptional customer, Bona Sforza, the queen of Poland. 80 years after her loss of life, 3 of her speeches and 123 letters have been released. Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Renaissance Ferdinand II of Aragon (Ferdinand V of Castile) Ferdinand I of Naples (1423–1494) King of Naples. sometimes called Ferrante, Ferdinand was once born in Valencia, Spain, because the illegitimate son of Alfonso V the Magnanimous, the king of Aragon who additionally governed in Naples. As a formative years Ferdinand was once famous because the Duke of Calabria, the generic identify for the successor to the throne of Naples. at the dying of Alfonso in 1458, Ferdinand succeeded his father, regardless of the decided competition of Pope Calixtus III, who sought to put a member of his circle of relatives at the throne of Naples. The competition ended while Calixtus III died and used to be succeeded by means of Pope Pius II, who supported Ferdinand’s rights as king. Ferdinand used to be challenged through nobles who chafed lower than his strict issue in their rights in his nation.

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