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Enea Silvio Piccolomini

(1405—1464)


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(1405–64),

Pope Pius II from 1458, was a patron of letters and author of a romance in Latin, Eurialus and Lucretia, of treatises on many subjects, and of commentaries on his times. His secular works include the Miseriae Curialium, which provided one of the models for the Eclogues of A. Barclay. He visited Scotland in 1435, and wrote a somewhat hostile report of its poverty‐stricken condition.

Subjects: Literature.


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