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Pius II

Italian pope from 1458 to 1464 who is remembered for his unsuccessful attempt to lead a crusade against the Turks (1405-1464).  Synonyms: Aeneas Silvius, Enea Silvio Piccolomini.

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... died after a reign of three years three months and nineteen days, and he was now sustained by his own merit alone against the numerous enemies he had made by his rapid rise to fortune: so during the whole of the reign of Pius II he lived always apart from public affairs, and only reappeared in the days of Sixtus IV, who made him the gift of the abbacy of Subiaco, and sent him in the capacity of ambassador to the kings of Aragon and Portugal. On his return, which took place ...
— The Borgias - Celebrated Crimes • Alexandre Dumas, Pere

Words linked to "Pius II" :   Bishop of Rome, pontiff, pope, Vicar of Christ, Holy Father, Roman Catholic Pope, Catholic Pope

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