Plethon George Gemist (Pletho Georgius Gemistus)( Byzantine writer and philosopher, a connoisseur of ancient Greek philosophy and defender of Plato, who founded the school in Mystras (Peloponnese).)
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Biography Plethon George Gemist (Pletho Georgius Gemistus)
. According to some accounts, . Plethon took this name because of its consonance with the name of Plato, . to which Plethon admired and whose teachings attracted the attention of Western humanists during his visit to Florence (in 1439) to participate in the Cathedral, . where he hoped to achieve reconciliation of Eastern and Western Churches,
. With the support of Cosimo de 'Medici in Florence founded Plethon' Plato's Academy ', and soon gathered around him a circle of philosophers, Platonists. Among the compositions Plethon - Religion of Zoroaster (published in Paris in 1538) and the differences between Plato and Aristotle (published in Venice in 1540). In 1441 he returned to Plethon Mystra. Died Plethon in Mistra in 1450.