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Marsilio Ficino - Biography, Note

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Philosopher, born in Figline, NC Italy. A Latin and Greek scholar, Cosimo de' Medici appointed him head of the Platonic Academy in Florence in 1462. He devoted most of his life to translating the works of Plato and his successors into Latin from the original Greek, and trying to reconcile Platonism with Christianity.

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