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Vergil, Polydore 1470?-1555

Works: 763 works in 1,938 publications in 7 languages and 9,335 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Commentaries  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Subject Headings: Authors, Latin (Medieval and modern)  Humanists 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction, Arranger, Translator, Dedicator
Classifications: PA8585.V4, 942.01
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Most widely held works by Polydore Vergil
Von den Erfindern der Ding ... von Anfang der Wellt her biss auff dise unsere Zeyt geübt vnnd gebraucht by Polydore Vergil( Book )
77 editions published between 1524 and 1997 in 7 languages and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polydore Vergil's English history by Polydore Vergil( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On discovery by Polydore Vergil( Book )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 502 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
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 )
43 editions published between 1844 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polydori Vergilii Urbinatis De inventoribus rerum libri tres by Polydore Vergil( )
48 editions published between 1499 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polydori Vergilii Vrbinatis De rerum inuentoribus libri octo : eiusdem in Dominicam precem commentariolus by Polydore Vergil( Book )
158 editions published between 1525 and 1671 in 7 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Anglica historia of Polydore Vergil, A.D. 1485-1537 by Polydore Vergil( Book )
20 editions published between 1534 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polydori Vergilii ... De inventoribus rerum libri VIII et De prodigiis libri III by Polydore Vergil( )
5 editions published in 1671 in Latin and held by 149 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( )
5 editions published in 1671 in Latin and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polydori Vergilii Vrbinatis Anglicae historiae libri vigintiseptem. Ab ipso autore postremum iam recogniti, adq; amussim, salua tamen historiae veritate, expoliti by Polydore Vergil( Book )
36 editions published between 1555 and 1570 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historiæ Anglicæ, libri XXVII by Polydore Vergil( Book )
35 editions published between 1551 and 1651 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polydori Uergilii Urbinatis Anglicae historiae libri XXVI by Polydore Vergil( Book )
23 editions published between 1534 and 1546 in 3 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Castellensis, P. V. 1470?-1555
Castellensis, Polidorus Vergilius c. 1470-1555 sac
Castellensis, Polidorus Vergilius, sac., c. 1470-1555
Polidoro Virgilio c. 1470-1555 sac
Polidoro Virgilio, sac., c. 1470-1555
Polidorus 1470-1555 Vergilius
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
Vergilio, Polidoro
Vergilio, Polidoro 1470?-1555
Vergilio, Polydoro 1470-1555
Vergilius, Polidorus 1470-1555
Vergilius, Polydorus
Vergilius Polydorus 1470?-1555
Vergilius, Polydorus c. 1470-1555 sac
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 c. 1470-1555 sac
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
Latin (308)
English (227)
Italian (35)
German (20)
French (6)
Dutch (6)
Spanish (1)