Pius II, Pope
Pius II, Pope
Pope who reigned from 1458 to 1464

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  • Pius II, Pope — (Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini, 1405 1464)    Prominent Italian humanist, diplomat, and cleric, elected pope in 1458. He was born near Siena and in 1423 entered the university there. He acquired a broad humanistic education and an excellent Latin… …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • Pope Pius II —     Pope Pius II     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Pius II     (Enea Silvio de Piccolomini).     Born at Corsignano, near Siena, 18 Oct., 1405; elected 19 Aug., 1458; died at Ancona, 14 Aug., 1464. He was the eldest of eighteen children of… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Pius II —     Pope Pius II     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Pius II     (Enea Silvio de Piccolomini).     Born at Corsignano, near Siena, 18 Oct., 1405; elected 19 Aug., 1458; died at Ancona, 14 Aug., 1464. He was the eldest of eighteen children of… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Pope Pius II — Infobox pope English name=Pius II birth name=Enea Silvio Piccolomini term start=August 19, 1458 term end=August 14, 1464 predecessor=Callixtus III successor=Paul II birth date=birth date|1405|10|18|mf=y birthplace=Corsignano, Italy… …   Wikipedia

  • Pius II — (Enea Silvio de Piccolomini) 1405 64, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1458 64. Literary name, Aeneas Silvius. * * * orig. Enea Silvio Piccolomini born Oct. 18, 1405, Corsignano, Republic of Siena died Aug. 14/15. 1464, Ancona, Papal States Pope… …   Universalium

  • Pius II — (1405–64)    Pope.    Pius was born Enea Silvio de Piccolomini in Corsignano, Italy. He had a considerable influence at the Council of Basle (1431–49) and supported Antipope Felix V against Pope eugenius iv. At this stage he believed that the… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Pius II — noun Italian pope from 1458 to 1464 who is remembered for his unsuccessful attempt to lead a crusade against the Turks (1405 1464) • Syn: ↑Aeneas Silvius, ↑Enea Silvio Piccolomini • Instance Hypernyms: ↑pope, ↑Catholic Pope, ↑Roman Catholic Pope …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pius II — /ˈpaɪəs/ (say puyuhs) noun (Enea Silvio de Piccolomini), 1405–64, Italian ecclesiastic, poet, and historian (under the name Aeneas Silvius); pope 1458–64 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pius — is a male name, from the Latin word pius , the meaning of which is similar to the English pious from piety , meaning a desire and willingness to perform religious duties. The name is most commonly associated with popes, twelve of whom (including… …   Wikipedia

  • Pope Pius XII — Pius XII Papacy began 2 March 1939 Papacy ended 9 October 1958 ( 1000000000000001900000019 years, 10000000000000221000000221 days) Predecessor …   Wikipedia

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