New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Pope Pius II

1405 - 1464

Photo of Pope Pius II

Icon of person Pope Pius II

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 in August 1464. He was born at Corsignano in the Sienese territory of a noble but impoverished family. He was a Renaissance humanist, famous as an author in Latin before he became pope. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Pius II has received more than 570,553 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Pius II is the 129th most popular religious figure (down from 98th in 2019), the 148th most popular biography from Italy (down from 115th in 2019) and the 40th 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.

Memorability Metrics

  • 570k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 75.30

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 74

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.18

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Pope Pius IIS by language


Among religious figures, Pope Pius II ranks 129 out of 2,238Before him are Aminah, Pope Clement VIII, Pope Pius VII, Pope Urban VII, Pope Pius VIII, and Pope Alexander VIII. After him are Clare of Assisi, Agnes of Rome, Pope Leo XII, John Bosco, Pope Pius VI, and Saint Blaise.

Most Popular Religious Figures in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


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, Maria of Trebizond, and Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers. Among people deceased in 1464, Pope Pius II ranks 2Before him is Nicholas of Cusa. After him are Rogier van der Weyden, Cosimo de' Medici, Emperor Yingzong of Ming, Frederick II, Elector of Saxony, Blanche II of Navarre, Zagan Pasha, Bernardo Rossellino, Catherine of Poděbrady, Desiderio da Settignano, and Bartolomeo Bon.

Others Born in 1405

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1464

Go to all Rankings

In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pope Pius II ranks 148 out of 4,668Before him are Guido of Arezzo (991), Pope Urban VII (1521), Pope Pius VIII (1761), Paolo Veronese (1528), Luca Pacioli (1445), and Pope Alexander VIII (1610). After him are Clare of Assisi (1193), Agnes of Rome (291), Pope Leo XII (1760), John Bosco (1815), Gaetano Donizetti (1797), and Pope Pius VI (1717).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Pius II ranks 40Before him are Pope Formosus (816), Pope Clement VIII (1536), Pope Pius VII (1742), Pope Urban VII (1521), Pope Pius VIII (1761), and Pope Alexander VIII (1610). After him are Clare of Assisi (1193), Agnes of Rome (291), Pope Leo XII (1760), John Bosco (1815), Pope Pius VI (1717), and Pope Leo XI (1535).