Pius II

(Enea Silvio de Piccolomini) 1405–64, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1458–64.
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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