Pius II

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Pius II

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(Biography) pen name Aeneas Silvius, original name Enea Silvio de' Piccolomini. 1405–64, Italian ecclesiastic, humanist, poet, and historian; pope (1458–64)
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Noun1.Pius II - Italian pope from 1458 to 1464 who is remembered for his unsuccessful attempt to lead a crusade against the Turks (1405-1464)Pius II - 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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In February 1459, when Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini returned to his birthplace of Corsignano as the newly-elected Pope Pius II, he found its medieval buildings, like their inhabitants, "bowed down with old age." (3) During the next five years, Pius devoted much energy and a significant portion of the papal treasury to revitalizing his native town which he caused to be renamed in June 1462, as a memorial to himself, Pienza.
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.