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February 11 in freethought history…

February 11, 1380 - Italian scholar Poggio Bracciolini is born in Terranuova, Tuscany. He is best known for his discovery, in 1417 in a German monastery, of the only surviving manuscript of De rerum natura (“On the Nature of Things”), an … Continue reading

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January 1 in freethought history…

January 1, 1417 – In January 1417 (exact date uncertain), Italian scholar Poggio Bracciolini discovers, in a German monastery, the only surviving manuscript of De rerum natura (“On the Nature of Things”), an instructional poem written by the Roman philosopher Lucretius, explaining … Continue reading

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October 30 in freethought history…

October 30, 1459 – Italian scholar Poggio Bracciolini dies in Florence, aged 79. He is best known for his discovery, in a German monastery, of the only surviving manuscript of De rerum natura (“On the Nature of Things”), an instructional poem … Continue reading

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