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Vergil, Polydore 1470?-1555

Works: 927 works in 1,875 publications in 6 languages and 8,649 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries 
Subject Headings: Authors, Latin (Medieval and modern)  Humanists 
Roles: Editor, Composer, Arranger, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: PA8585.V4, 942.01
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Polydore Vergil's English history by Polydore Vergil ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On discovery by Polydore Vergil ( Book )
11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Italian humanist Polydore Vergil (1470-1555) was born in Urbino but spent most of his life in early Tudor England. His most popular work, On Discovery (De inventoribus rerum, 1499), was the first comprehensive account of discoveries and inventions written since antiquity. Thirty Latin editions of this work were published in Polydore's lifetime, and by the eighteenth century more than a hundred editions had appeared in eight languages, including Russian. On Discovery became a key reference for anyone who wanted to know about "firsts" in theology, philosophy, science, technology, literature, language, law, material culture, and other fields. Polydore took his information from dozens of Greek, Roman, biblical, and Patristic authorities. His main point was to show that many Greek and Roman claims for discovery were false and that ancient Jews or other Asian peoples had priority. This is the first English translation of a critical edition based on the Latin texts published in Polydore Vergil's lifetime." -- from book jacket
Polydori Vergilii Urbinatis De inventoribus rerum libri tres by Polydore Vergil ( )
36 editions published between 1499 and 1517 in 3 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Anglica historia of Polydore Vergil, A.D. 1485-1537 by Polydore Vergil ( Book )
12 editions published in 1950 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polydori Vergilii ... De rerum inventoribus libri octo in quibus omnium scientiarum omniumq. ferè rerum principium quoddam quàm brevissimè continetur by Polydore Vergil ( )
9 editions published in 1671 in Latin and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polydori Vergilii ... De inventoribus rerum libri VIII et De prodigiis libri III by Polydore Vergil ( )
6 editions published in 1671 in Latin and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three books of Polydore Vergil's English history, comprising the reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV, and Richard III from an early translation, preserved among the mss. of the old royal library in the British Museum by Polydore Vergil ( Book )
38 editions published between 1844 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Von den Erfindern der Ding ... von Anfang der Wellt her biss auff dise unsere Zeyt geübt vnnd gebraucht by Polydore Vergil ( )
4 editions published in 1544 in German and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beginnings and discoveries : Polydore Vergil's De inventoribus rerum : an unabridged translation and edition with introduction, notes and glossary by Polydore Vergil ( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polydori Virgilii De rerum inventoribus by Polydore Vergil ( Book )
6 editions published between 1868 and 1971 in English and Latin and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historiæ Anglicæ, libri XXVII by Polydore Vergil ( Book )
34 editions published between 1551 and 1651 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polydori Vergilii Urbinatis De rerum inventoribus libri octo. Eiusdem in orationem dominicam commentariolum ; cum indice & rerum & verborum locupletissimo by Polydore Vergil ( Book )
72 editions published between 1525 and 1671 in 6 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Castellensis, P. V., 1470?-1555
Castellensis, Polidorus Vergilius, sac., c. 1470-1555
Polidoro Virgilio, sac., c. 1470-1555
Polidorus Vergilius 1470-1555
Polydore Vergil 1470-1555
Polydorus Vergilius, 1470-1555
Polydorus Virgilius 1470-1555
Vergelius, Polydorus 1470-1555
Vergil, Polydore.
Vergil, Polydore, 1470-1555
Vergil, Polydore, ca 1470-1555
Vergile Polydor 1470?-1555
Vergile, Polydore
Vergile, Polydore 1470-1555
Vergílio, Polidoro
Vergilio, Polidoro, 1470?-1555
Vergilio, Polydoro 1470-1555
Vergilius, Polidorus 1470-1555
Vergilius, Polydorus.
Vergilius, Polydorus, 1470?-1555
Vergilius, Polydorus, ca 1470-1555
Vergilius, Polydorus, d. 1555
Vergilius, Polydorus, sac., c. 1470-1555
Vergilius Urbinas, Polydorus.
Vergilius Urbinatis, Polydorus, 1470-1555
Vergilius#Urbinatis#, Polydorus, 1470-1555
Vergille, Pollidore
Vergille Pollidore 1470?-1555
Virgil, Polidoro.
Virgil, Polydore, 1470?-1555
Virgili, Polidoro
Virgili, Polidoro, 1470?-1555
Virgilio da Urbino, Polidoro.
Virgilio, Polidoro
Virgilio, Polidoro, 1470?-1555
Virgilio, Polidoro, ca 1470-1555
Virgilio, Polidoro, sac., c. 1470-1555
Virgilio, Polydoro.
Virgilio Polydoro 1470?-1555
Virgilius, Polydorus
Virgilius, Polydorus, 1470?-1555
Virgilius Vrbinas, Polidorus.
Wergilius, Polydorus 1470-1555
English (182)
Latin (151)
Italian (11)
German (4)
French (3)
Dutch (1)