Aeneas Silvius

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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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'The Historia de duobus amantibus of Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (Pope Pius II) and the Development of Spanish Golden-Age Fiction' (1982) exemplifies Whinnom's admirable brevity and his confidence in his readers.
Burns locates five defenders of papal/imperial absolutism arrayed against the "democratic" tendencies inherent in conciliarism and princely particularism: Antonio de' Roselli, Piero da Monte, Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, Peter von Andlau, and Juan de Torquemada.
Schmid also follows the idiosyncratic German tradition that includes the future Pius II, Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, among her many German writers.
Various anecdotes about famous scholars enliven the necessarily drier portions of the text: Giovanni Boccaccio was a "lackadaisical student" at Naples (45); Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, who would become Pius II, never completed his degree at the University of Siena (48-49); Aldo Manuzio the Younger, an inferior scholar and a poor teacher who lost students, was nevertheless courted by many universities desirous of his illustrious family library (63); lacking a degree, Galileo Galilei received a low salary at Pisa (75); humanist Guiniforte Barzizza was an early sort of "freeway flyer" as he bounced between Pavia and Milan at the whim of his Sforza patron (86-87).
Pius II--"El Piu Expedi-tivo Pontifice": Selected Studies on Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (1405-1464).