Nicholas V


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Nicholas V

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(Biography) original name Tommaso Parentucelli. 1397–1455, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1447–55). He helped to found the Vatican Library
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Noun1.Nicholas V - Italian pope from 1447 to 1455 who founded the Vatican library (1397-1455)
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The texts are his tract De secularibus et pontificalibus pompis, which describes the reconsecration of the Florence Cathedral in 1436, and selections from De gestis Nicolai Quinti Summi Pontificis, a biography of the humanist Pope Nicholas V (1447-55).
Little is known of his education, but he was certainly himself educating boys at the Roman local (rionali) schools by the time of the papacy of Nicholas V (1447-55); one of his poems depicts a school day of teaching grammar, poetry, and letter-writing.
There are essays in this section by Edward Cranz on the difference between Cicero's and Leonardo Bruni's conceptions of the studia humanitatis, by Thomas Izbicki on Nicholas of Cusa, by Charles Trinkaus on Machiavelli and Humanist anthropology, by Christine Smith and Joseph E O'Connor on the classical library assembled by Pope Nicholas V, by Joseph Marino on Castiglione's ideal courtly language, by Marjorie O'Rourke Boy le on communication by visual signing, and by Elizabeth Watson on Ariosto's Cinque canti.