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).
In Building the Kingdom, two accomplished scholars examine Giannozzo Manetti's De secularibus et pontificalibus pompis (a description of the consecration of Florence Cathedral in 1436) and book two of Manetti's Life of Nicholas V.
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.