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Marsilius of Padua

[mahr-sil-ee-uh s] /mɑrˈsɪl i əs/

c1280–1343? Italian scholar and political theorist.
Italian name Marsiglio dei Mainardini. ?1290–?1343, Italian political philosopher, best known as the author of the Defensor pacis (1324), which upheld the power of the temporal ruler over that of the church


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