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- Nicholas of Cusa 1401-1464. German prelate, scientist, and Neo-Platonist philosopher who emphasized the incompleteness of the human knowledge of God and nature.
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The map of Germany designed by Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa
John Capistran with the assistance of the zealous cardinal Nicholas of Cusa (d. 1464), extended the Observance so greatly in Germany, that he could henceforth disregard the attacks of the lax and time-serving sections of the order.