Enea Silvio Piccolomini

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Italian pope from 1458 to 1464 who is remembered for his unsuccessful attempt to lead a crusade against the Turks (1405-1464)

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Recovered from the monastic library at Hersfeld by Poggio, Tacitus's little tract was first given prominence by Enea Silvio Piccolomini who, one year before he became Pope Plus H in 1458, used it as his source for a polemical description of ancient Germany as a barbarous place awaiting civilization by the Roman church.