Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Silva, Miguel da

Born: 1475–80, Évora
Died: 5 June 1556, Rome
  • Jeremy RoeEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_702-1


Miguel da Silva played a seminal role in transmitting diverse facets of Italian humanist thought and scholarship to Portugal. The foundation for his mediating role was primarily his scholarly dialogue with writers, architects, and artists in Italy and Portugal. Pursuit of his wide-ranging scholarly interests was combined with his diplomatic, political, and ecclesiastical roles as Portuguese ambassador to the Holy See, first minister to John III of Portugal, and finally cardinal during the papacy of Paul III.

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Primary Literature

  1. See the work of Deswarte-Rosa for publications containing writings by da SilvaGoogle Scholar

Secondary Literature

  1. Deswarte-Rosa, Sylvie. 1988. La Rome de D. Miguel da Silva (1515–1525). Lisboa: Academia das Ciências.Google Scholar
  2. Deswarte-Rosa, Sylvie. 1989. Il perfetto cortegiano D. Miguel da Silva. Roma: Bulzoni.Google Scholar
  3. Deswarte-Rosa, Sylvie. 1992. Ideias e imagens em Portugal na época dos descobrimentos: Francisco de Holanda e a teoria da arte, Memória e sociedade. Lisboa: Difel.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CHAM, FCSHUniversidade Nova de LisboaLisboaPortugal

Section editors and affiliations

  • Alejandro Coroleu
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  1. 1.Faculty of Arts. Building B, Campus UAB, Department: Catalan LanguageUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBellaterra (Cerdanyola), BarcelonaSpain