John Bessarion (Johannes Bessarion, Johannes Basilius), 1403-1472. Medieval Byzantine philosopher-theologian who worked to bring classical philosophy to the west. In his work to unite the Greek and Roman churches, and his apostasy to Roman Catholicism, he is an important figure in the history of medieval Christianity.
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Wikipedia article, drawn from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Article from the Catholic Encyclopedia on this 15th-century Byzantine scholar, by U. Benigni.
Letter of Recommendation for Pietro del Sacco of Verona
Partial Latin text and description of this manuscript written for Bessarion by his secretary.
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