Ludovico Carbone was born in either Ferrara or Cremona, the birthplace of his merchant father. At a very early age he began his career as an orator, delivering his first oration in 1448, entitled De litteris et studiis [On the Study of Literature], which was well received by Marquis Leonello d’Este. Like Leonello, Carbone was a product of the humanist school of Guarino da Verona, who taught in Ferrara from 1429-60. His other teachers included Bonfrancesco Arlotti for philosophy and Theodore Gaza for Greek.
In 1456 Carbone completed his doctoral degree in the Faculty of Arts and Medicine at Ferrara. In the same year, he was appointed to the chair of Rhetoric and Letters by Leonello through the intervention of his friend and protector, Ludovico Casella, chancellor of Ferrara and another
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