Pope Pius II

1405 - 1464

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Pope Pius II (Latin: Pius PP. II, Italian: Pio II), born Enea Silvio Bartolomeo Piccolomini (Latin: Aeneas Silvius Bartholomeus; 18 October 1405 – 14 August 1464), was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 19 August 1458 to his death. He was born at Corsignano in the Sienese territory of a noble but impoverished family. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Pius II has received more than 512,922 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Pope Pius II is the 98th most popular religious figure (up from 99th in 2019), the 115th most popular biography from Italy (up from 116th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Pius II is most famous for his work on the Council of Trent. He was also a poet and a humanist.

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Among religious figures, Pope Pius II ranks 98 out of 2,272Before him are Mark the Evangelist, Saint Lucy, Pope Boniface VIII, Hasan ibn Ali, Elisha, and Methuselah. After him are Teresa of Ávila, Pope Pius III, Pope Pius VII, Saint Dominic, Pope Clement V, and Saint Lawrence.

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Among people born in 1405, Pope Pius II ranks 2Before him is Skanderbeg. After him are Gilles de Rais, John II of Castile, Thomas Malory, Sophia of Halshany, Ulugh Muhammad, and Maria of Trebizond. Among people deceased in 1464, Pope Pius II ranks 1After him are Nicholas of Cusa, Cosimo de' Medici, Rogier van der Weyden, Emperor Yingzong of Ming, Frederick II, Elector of Saxony, Blanche II of Navarre, Zagan Pasha, Bernardo Rossellino, Bartolomeo Bon, and Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Pius II ranks 115 out of 4,088Before him are Michael Collins (1930), Saint Lucy (283), Pope Boniface VIII (1235), Claudio Monteverdi (1567), Antonio Gramsci (1891), and Terence Hill (1939). After him are Pope Pius III (1439), Gaius Marius (-157), Andrea del Verrocchio (1435), Pope Pius VII (1742), Fra Angelico (1400), and Andrea Palladio (1508).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Pius II ranks 25Before him are Pope Paul III (1468), Pope Benedict XV (1854), Pope Leo X (1475), Girolamo Savonarola (1452), Saint Lucy (283), and Pope Boniface VIII (1235). After him are Pope Pius III (1439), Pope Pius VII (1742), Pope Gregory XVI (1765), Pope Clement I (40), Pope Urban VIII (1568), and Pope Urban VII (1521).