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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There was a strong tradition of Latin schooling at Sarzana, which was also the home of the humanist Pope Nicholas V (Tommaso Parentucelli).
The election of the Bishop of Bologna, Tommaso Parentucelli, as pope in succession to Eugenius IV in March 1447, came at a time when the Catholic Church in the West was still recovering from the traumas of a divided Christendom under the Great Schism (1378-1417).
One sign of the eagerness with which the work was awaited in some quarters is the letter of Tommaso Parentucelli, the future Pope Nicolas V, to Niccolo Niccoli, 4 June 1428, asking Niccoli to forward a copy of Traversari's Diogenes if it is complete.