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  • CUSA, NICHOLAS OF° — (1401–1464), German theologian and philosopher. Nicholas was born in Cusa (Kues), Germany. He became a cardinal in 1448. At the ecclesiastical synod of Bamberg convened by him in his capacity of papal legate in 1451 Cusa had condoned the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Nicholas of Cusa — • Lengthy article on the life and writings of the fifteenth century canon lawyer, diplomat, and philosopher Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Nicholas of Cusa     Nicholas of Cusa …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Nicholas of Cusa — Cusanus redirects here. For the lunar crater, see Cusanus (crater). Nicholas of Cusa Nicholas of Cusa, by Master of the Life of the Virgin Full name Nicholas of Cusa Other names Nicolaus Chrypffs , Nicholas of Kues …   Wikipedia

  • Nicholas of Kues — (1401 – August 11, 1464) was a German cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, a philosopher, jurist, mathematician, and an astronomer. He is widely considered as one of the greatest geniuses and polymaths of the 15th century. He is also referred… …   Wikipedia

  • Nicholas of Cusa — [kyo͞o′sə, kyo͞o′zə] 1401 64; Ger. cardinal, philosopher, & mathematician * * * born 1401, Kues, Trier died Aug. 11, 1464, Todi, Papal States German cardinal, mathematician, scientist, and philosopher. Ordained a priest in 1440, he was made a… …   Universalium

  • Nicholas of Cusa — [kyo͞o′sə, kyo͞o′zə] 1401 64; Ger. cardinal, philosopher, & mathematician …   English World dictionary

  • Nicholas of Cusa — Nikolaus von Kues Nikolaus von Kues, latinisiert Nicolaus Cusanus oder Nicolaus de Cusa (* 1401 in Kues an der Mosel, heute Bernkastel Kues; † 11. August 1464 in Todi, Umbrien) war ein berühmter, universal gebildeter deutscher Philosoph, Theologe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nicholas of Cusa — (1401–64)    Cardinal and Philosopher.    Nicholas was born in Kues, Germany and was educated in Heidelberg, Prague and Cologne. He attended the Council of Basle and was created a Cardinal in 1448. As Bishop of Brisen, he served as papal legate… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Nicholas of Cusa — (1401 1464)    German philosopher, theolo gian, mathematician, church reformer, and cardinal. Born Niklas Krebs at Kues in western Germany, he received the nickname Cu sanus from the Latin name of his native town. He was educated at Heidelberg,… …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • Nicholas of Cusa — (1401–1464) German cardinal, and Bishop of Brixen. His major work, De Docta Ignorantia (‘Of Learned Ignorance’, 1440) espouses a ‘negative theology’, in which a Neoplatonic conception of the cosmos renders its nature entirely unknowable. He is… …   Philosophy dictionary

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