Piccolomini, Enea Silvio
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Aeneas Sylvius Piccolominus; Italian Humanist, writer, diplomat and Pope. Born Corsignano (later Pienza), 18. 10. 1405, died Ancona 15. 8. 1464. Studied law at Univ. of Siena 1423–1428 and Florence 1429–1430, also classical studies and rhetoric. 1432–1444 secretary to various bishops, Cardinal Albergati and Antipope Felix V. 1436–1442 scribe, abbreviator and provost of the colleague of abbreviators at the Council of Basel. 1436–1458 numerous diplomatic missions. Crowned poeta laureatus 1442 at the Frankfurt Reichs…

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Enenkel, Karl A. E., “Piccolomini, Enea Silvio”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 21 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00557>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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