Pius II


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Pius II 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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In literature:

The middle ages were still vital in S. Catherine; Pius II.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Juliani, who was canonized by Pope Pius II, took into his chamber a terrestrial lamb, embraced it and sucked its breasts.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Pius V., Pope, is said to have threatened Charles IX., ii.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
In proof of the quality of the wines of Bacharach, it is said that Pope Pius II.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
There is not much to tell about the popes after Pius II.
"Sketches of Church History" by James Craigie Robertson
The attorney-general, Jean de St. Romain, has remarked that in the time of Pius II.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)" by Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Pope Pius II., when he was secretary to Frederick III.
"A History of Germany" by Bayard Taylor
Thirty years later intelligence was conveyed to Pope Pius II.
"The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 1, April 1865" by Various
Its walls are decorated with the frescoes of the life of Pius II., a scion of this noble House.
"Cathedral Cities of Italy" by William Wiehe Collins
In 1459, marvellous pageants greeted Pius II.
"The Story of Florence" by Edmund G. Gardner

In news:

Pacelli is known to us today as Pope Pius XII , the pope who led the Catholic Church through the tumult of World War II.
She was declared venerable by Pope Pius XII in 1943 and then beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1980.
Certainly, much of what happened in World War II falls into that category, including the saga of Pope Pius XII .
Dissatisfied with published Vatican documents on the role of Pope Pius XII during World War II, a panel of Jewish and Catholic scholars asked today for access to closed Vatican archives.