Antonio de Nebrija

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Antonio de Nebrija (c. 1444- 1522), a Spanish humanist, grammarian, and philologist of the Renaissance, was born Antonio Martínez de Cala y Xarana in Lebrija, in the province of Seville. He was one of five children of Juan Martínez de Cala e Hinojosa and Catalina de Xarana y Ojo. Antonio would Latinize his birth name after returning to Spain from his studies in Italy, at times adding the Roman name Aelius (Elio) and using, in place of a patronymic, the ancient topographical name for his birthplace, Nebrissensis (Nebrija).

Around age fourteen, Nebrija was sent to Salamanca where he studied at the university there under the teachers Apolonio (mathematics), Pascual Aranda (natural philosophy), and Pedro de Osma (…

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Citation: Tanico, Matthew. "Antonio de Nebrija". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 February 2016 [, accessed 05 February 2023.]

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