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Ficino, Marsilio

(Marsiglio; Marsilius Ficinus; 1433–99). It. humanist and Platonic philos.; tr. Plato and several Neo-Platonists into Lat.; taught hierarchical system of the universe (God, angelic mind, rational soul, quality, body) and gave many arguments for immortality of soul. Works include Theologia Platonica. See also Florentine Academy.

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