Leonardos Philaras

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Leonardos Philaras (Λεονάρδος Φιλαρᾶς)
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Leonardos Philaras, 1658
Born

Leonardos Philaras

(Λεονάρδος Φιλαρᾶς)
1595
Athens, Ottoman Greece
Died 1673
Athens, Ottoman Greece
Occupation Scholar, politician, diplomat, medical doctor, Supporter of Greek independence
Nationality Greek[1]
Literary movement Renaissance, Greek literature, Medicine

Leonardos Philaras (c. 1595 – 1673[2]) (Greek: Λεονάρδος Φιλαρᾶς, Leonardos Filaras, French: Leonard Philara also known as Villeret, Villare) was a Greek[3] Athenian scholar,[4] politician,[5] diplomat and advisor to the French court.[6] He was also an early advocate for Greek independence.[7]

Leonardos Philaras by Claude Mellan, 1673.

Biography[edit]

Leonardos Philaras was born of Greek origins[8][9][10][11] in Athens in 1595 to a distinguished family.[12] He moved to Rome at a young age where he was educated, he eventually became ambassador to the French court from the Duke of Parma. Philaras spent much of his career in persuading Western European intellectuals to support Greek independence.[13][14]

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  1. ^ Parker, William Riley – Campbell, Gordon (1996). Milton: The life. Oxford University Press. pp. 418–419. ISBN 0-19-812889-4. The writer was a Greek, Leonard Philaras (or Villere, as he was known in France) , an able diplomat and scholar, ambassador to the French court from the Duke of Parma 
  2. ^ IJsewijn, Jozef (1977). Companion to neo-Latin studies. North-Holland Pub. Co. p. 70. ISBN 0-7204-0510-6. the Athenian Leonardus Philaras (d. 1673) who had visited England. Much more important for our purpose, however, were the Greeks who, fleeing from the Turks, came to italy and in much smaller numbers 
  3. ^ Parker, William Riley – Campbell, Gordon (1996). Milton: The life. Oxford University Press. pp. 418–419. ISBN 0-19-812889-4. The writer was a Greek, Leonard Philaras (or Villere, as he was known in France) , an able diplomat and scholar, ambassador to the French court from the Duke of Parma 
  4. ^ Duran, Angelica (2007). The age of Milton and the scientific revolution. Duquesne University Press. p. 47. ISBN 0-8207-0386-9. In a letter to Athenian politician and scholar Leonard Philaras ( 1600?-1673), Milton movingly expresses his hope for a cure for his blindness. 
  5. ^ Buhayer, Constantine (2006). Greece: a quick guide to customs & etiquette. Kuperard. p. 36. ISBN 1-85733-369-1. The Athenian politician and medical doctor Leonardos Philaras (1595-1673) was an advisor to the French court, enjoying the patronage of Cardinal Richelieu 
  6. ^ Buhayer, Constantine (2006). Greece: a quick guide to customs & etiquette. Kuperard. p. 36. ISBN 1-85733-369-1. The Athenian politician and medical doctor Leonardos Philaras (1595-1673) was an advisor to the French court, enjoying the patronage of Cardinal Richelieu 
  7. ^ Merry, Bruce (2004). Encyclopedia of modern Greek literature. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 442. ISBN 0-313-30813-6. Leonardos Filaras (1595-1673) devoted much of his career to coaxing Western European intellectuals to support Greek liberation. Two letters from Milton (1608-1674) attest Filaras’s patriotic crusade. 
  8. ^ Milton, John – Flannagan, Roy (1998). The Riverside Milton. Houghton Mifflin. p. 1048. ISBN 0-395-80999-1. The letters to Philaras also tell us that Milton wished to be in touch with an Athenian Greek because of his love for the classical culture 
  9. ^ Parker, William Riley – Campbell, Gordon (1996). Milton: The life. Oxford University Press. pp. 418–419. ISBN 0-19-812889-4. The writer was a Greek, Leonard Philaras (or Villere, as he was known in France) , an able diplomat and scholar, ambassador to the French court from the Duke of Parma 
  10. ^ Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1874). The poetical works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Volume 1. F. Warne and co. p. 106. OCLC 298895450. Writing, on the 28th of September, 1654, to his Greek friend Philaras, in answer to a letter which Philaras had sent him, giving him hope that his blindness 
  11. ^ Broadbent, John Barclay – Daniells, Roy (1973). John Milton: introductions. CUP Archive. p. 59. ISBN 0-521-09799-1. Latin letter to Leonard Philaras, a Greek friend 1654 
  12. ^ Hutton, James (1946). The Greek anthology in France and in the Latin writers of the Netherlands to the year 1800 Volume 28. Cornell University Press. p. 188. OCLC 3305912. LEONARD PHILARAS or VILLERET (c. 1595-1673) Philaras was born in Athens of good family and spent his childhood there. His youth was passed in Rome, where he was educated, and his manhood 
  13. ^ Merry, Bruce (2004). Encyclopedia of modern Greek literature. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 442. ISBN 0-313-30813-6. Leonardos Filaras (1595-1673) devoted much of his career to coaxing Western European intellectuals to support Greek liberation. Two letters from Milton (1608-1674) attest Filaras’s patriotic crusade. 
  14. ^ Milton, John – Diekhoff, John Siemon (1965). Milton on himself: Milton's utterances upon himself and his works. Cohen & West. p. 267. OCLC 359509. Milton here refuses a request from Philaras for the assistance of his pen in the freeing of the Greeks from Turkish rule on the basis of his confidence that only those people are slaves who deserve to be. 

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