Gemistus Pletho

Portrait of Gemistus Pletho, detail of a fresco by acquaintance [[Benozzo Gozzoli]], [[Palazzo Medici Riccardi]], [[Florence]], Italy Georgius Gemistus (; /1360 – 1452/1454), later called Plethon (; ), was one of the most renowned philosophers of the late Byzantine era. He was a chief pioneer of the revival of Greek scholarship in Western Europe. As revealed in his last literary work, the ''Nomoi'' or ''Book of Laws'', which he only circulated among close friends, he rejected Christianity in favour of a return to the worship of the classical Hellenic Gods, mixed with ancient wisdom based on Zoroaster and the ''Magi''.

He re-introduced Plato's ideas to Western Europe during the 1438–1439 Council of Florence, a failed attempt to reconcile the East–West schism. Here, it was believed until recently, Plethon met and influenced Cosimo de' Medici to found a new Platonic Academy, which, under Marsilio Ficino, would proceed to translate into Latin all of Plato's works, the ''Enneads'' of Plotinus, and various other Neoplatonist works. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Aristoteles
Published 1552
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by Johannes, Stobaeus
Published 1575
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