A Study of an Intellectual Pilgrimage *) BY THE REV. DR. PHILIP EDGCUMBE HUGHES M.A., B.D., D.Litt. THE YOUNG PHOENIX In Italian history the fifteenth century was of all centuries the most splendiferous, dissolute, and turbulent, and of the numerous celebrities who flashed, meteorlike and somewhat enigmatically, across the lowering skies of this period not the least brilliant was the person of GIOVANNI PICO DELLA MIRANDOLA. Even when a youth not yet out of his teens he was far famed both for his personal elegance and for his widely ranging erudition; at the age of twenty-three he considered his intellectual maturity sufficiently advanced for him to challenge all comers to public disputation respecting all branches of knowledge; and in the thirty-second year of his life the glowing course of this phoenix of genius, as he had been called, was suddenly and lamentably extinguished, the incandescence of his energy exhausted by his relentless pursuit of learning, and his mind intent at the last on thoughts and aspirations higher than those that had occupied his earlier years. PICO was born on the 24th of February, 1463, the sixth and youngest child of GIOVANNI FRANCESCO, Count of Mirandola and Concordia in
Philosophia Reformata – Brill
Published: Feb 20, 1958
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