(Laurentius Vallensis; Lorenzo della Valle; ca. 1406/0757). Humanist; b. Rome, It.; taught rhetoric at Pavia; secy. and hist. to king of Naples 143548; papal secy. 1448. Showed the Donation* of Constantine to be a forgery; ridiculed the Lat. of the Vulgate; denied apostolic origin of Apostles' Creed and genuineness of correspondence bet. Jesus and Abgar.*
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