Ognibene (Omnibonus Leonicenus) Lonigo
|Vicenza, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy |
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Omnibonus Leonicenus was in close contact throughout his life with many of the leading humanists and patrons of humanist learning, including (in addition to his own teachers Vittorino da Feltre and Manuel Chrysoloras) Lorenzo Valla and Valla's pupil Francesco Diana, Cardinal Bessarion, John Tiptoft (earl of Worcester), and members of the Gonzaga family of Mantua and of the Barbaro and Foscari families of Venice. His pupils in Mantua, where he succeeded Vittorino as head of the Giocosa, included the young Federico Gonzaga, to whom he later dedicated his 'De octo partibus orationis'. In Vicenza, his students included Oliviero d'Arzignano, Benedetto Brognoli, Giovanni Calfurnio, Barnaba da Celsano, Francesco Maturanzio, Leonardo Nogarola, Bartolomeo Pagello (who later wrote a eulogy of his teacher), Lucovico de Saracinis, Francesco Schio, and Bartolomeo Serpe.