Lorenzo Valla (Lorenzo de Valle, Laurentius Vallensis), 1407-1457. Italian Renaissance humanist scholar, who combated medieval Scholastic teachings and strove to reestablish Stoic and Epicurean thought. He is most remembered today as the classicist who showed that the "Donation of Constantine was a forgery.
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Catholic Encyclopedia: Lorenzo Valla
Article by U. Benigni on the teachings of this Italian humanist.
The Donation of Constantine and the Critique of Lorenzo Valla
Article which reconsiders Valla's dismissal of this document as forged, but finds his reasoning to have been sound.
A short biography of the Renaissance thinker.
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