Nicholas Mann

United Kingdom, 1942

Nicholas Mann is Emeritus Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of London. From 1990 to 2001, he was director of the Warburg Institute in London; he was then vice president of the British Academy and has been vice president of ALLEA, the federation of science academies from 40 European countries. Mann’s works chiefly deal with humanism, the Italian Renaissance and Petrarch. His best-known books are Petrarch (1984), Giordano Bruno, 1583-1585: The English Experience (1994) and The Image of the Individual: Portraits in the Renaissance (1998).