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Pius II, 1405-1464 (Pope)



  • Existence: 1405 - 1464

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Letters by Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, late 15th century

Identifier: MS 191/ff. 1r-97v
Contents The letters by Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, who became Pope Pius II, have been published in several collections. Piccolomini was a relatively well-known writer in the fifteenth century, and among several other works of history, and autobiography, and a piece of erotic literature, he also collected and published a collection of his own letters. The arrangement of the letters contained here in MS 191 does not appear to follow the arrangment of any of the modern published editions, but the...
Dates: late 15th century

MS 97: Oratio in Die Cinerum by Giovanni Antonio Campani, 15th century

Identifier: MS 97
Contents This manuscript contains the Oratio in Die Cinerum, an oration for Ash Wednesday written by Giovanni Antonio Campani (1429-1477), a Neapolitan writer famous for his Latin poetry and orations. He held different offices in the Vatican and was close to Pope Pius II. A colophon on f. 19r indicates that this oration was read at the Palace of the Pope in Rome on the 3rd of March of 1462. A sale entry suggest that this very copy was presented to Pius...
Dates: 15th century

MS 191: Works by Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (Pope Pius II), late 15th century

Identifier: MS 191
Contents MS 191 contains two texts by the fifteenth-century Italian, Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (Pope Pius II from 1458-1464). The volume is divided into two parts, the first containing letters by Piccolimini, and the second, the text De miseria curialium. These will be described separately, under 'MS 191/ff. 1-97' and 'MS 191/ff. 99-115'. Writing A fine, uniform minuscule, written on fine vellum, with wide margins....
Dates: late 15th century