Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Pius II
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Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini

Date of Birth: 18 October, 1405

Place of Birth: Corsignano (Pienza), Italy

Date of Death: 14 August, 1464

Place of Death: Ancona, Italy


Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini was a humanist, diplomat and clergyman. Born to exiled Sienese nobles, he was raised in Corsignano (later renamed Pienza) and educated in classical studies and law at the studio in Siena. In 1431, he travelle…

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Bisaha, Nancy, “Pius II”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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