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Leonardo Bruni

Leonardo Bruni (1374-1444) leading humanist writer and chancellor of Florence. Bruni was the leading pupil of Coluccio Salutati and succeeded him as chancellor in 1410. Bruni's times in office was not as perilous a time for Florence as a few years earlier, but it was still very involved in long running warfare. Bruni did not lead the city to nearly the extent of his predecessor as first the Albizzi[?] family and then the Medici family dominated the city during his time in office. As a humanist Bruni was essential in translating many works of Plato and Aristotle and did orignal writing himself, most notably his History of the Florentine Republic. He was succeeded in office by Carlo Marsuppini[?].

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