Pius


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Pi•us

(ˈpaɪ əs)
n.
1. Pius II, (Enea Silvio de Piccolomini) 1405–64, Italian pope 1458–64.
2. Pius V, Saint (Michele Ghislieri) 1504–72, Italian pope 1566–72.
3. Pius VII, (Luigi Barnaba Chiaramonti) 1740–1823, Italian pope 1800–23.
4. Pius IX, (Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti) 1792–1878, Italian pope 1846–78.
5. Pius X, Saint (Giuseppe Sarto) 1835–1914, Italian pope 1903–14.
6. Pius XI, (Achille Ratti) 1857–1939, Italian pope 1922–39.
7. Pius XII, (Eugenio Pacelli) 1876–1958, Italian pope 1939–58.
Translations

Pius

[ˈpaɪəs] NPío
References in classic literature ?
Some time after my arrival in Flanders news came of the league that his Holiness Pope Pius V of happy memory, had made with Venice and Spain against the common enemy, the Turk, who had just then with his fleet taken the famous island of Cyprus, which belonged to the Venetians, a loss deplorable and disastrous.
I gave one to the Sultan, who mounted it in his sabre; another to our holy father the Pope, who had it set in his tiara, opposite to one nearly as large, though not so fine, given by the Emperor Napoleon to his predecessor, Pius VII.
25 Frimaire; year XIII; Coronation of the Emperor Napoleon by his Holiness, Pius VII.
He became a Christian and wrote a defence of the Christians addressed to Antoninus Pius.
Cato says that the profits of agriculture are particularly pious or just (maximeque pius quaestus), and according to Varro the old Romans "called the same earth Mother and Ceres, and thought that they who cultivated it led a pious and useful life, and that they alone were left of the race of King Saturn.
Perhaps the most interesting 19th-century pope from a political perspective was Pius IX.
Critique: A truly riveting read from first page to last, "A Pius Man" offers a suspense thriller replete with unexpected twists and surprising turns.
Ventresca seeks to provide a balanced and comprehensive assessment of Pope Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli).
Carl Speight of Morrisons serves up breakfast for the youngsters of St Pius Primary School in Middlesbrough ?
But for the last half century, Hochhuth's charge has put the Vatican on the defensive, particularly during the last decade, when a firestorm of international controversy accompanied Pope Benedict XVI's approval of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints' recommendation to name Pius XII "venerable," a step towards possible canonization.
That's when all of the Pius kids were saying mean things and that's when I decided to go there and show them that I am here to stay," she said.
The war years have caused the most controversy over Pope Pius XII.