Aeneas Silvius


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Aeneas Silvius

(ˈsɪlvɪəs) or

Aeneas Sylvius

n
(Biography) the literary name of Pius II
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Noun1.Aeneas Silvius - Italian pope from 1458 to 1464 who is remembered for his unsuccessful attempt to lead a crusade against the Turks (1405-1464)Aeneas Silvius - Italian pope from 1458 to 1464 who is remembered for his unsuccessful attempt to lead a crusade against the Turks (1405-1464)
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But as McPhee reveals, Costanza was born a Piccolomini, descended from a noble Siena family that produced its own pope, fifteenth-century Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini/Pius II.
Returning to the larger groupings of the volume, Robert Black makes interesting revelations on literacy in Florence in 1427, while other authors trace the literary and debating activity of Tolomeo Fiadoni in reference to Aquinas; Ambrogio Traversari (and Camaldolese spirtuality); and Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (power and desire).
Their author, ne Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, stood a towering figure in the politics and culture of Renaissance Europe.