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Aeneas Silvius

Definition of the noun aeneas silvius

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  1. Italian pope from 1458 to 1464 who is remembered for his unsuccessful attempt to lead a crusade against the Turks (1405-1464)


Who is Aeneas Silvius?

Aeneas Silvius is the son of Silvius, in some versions grandson of Ascanius and great-grandson or grandson of Aeneas. He is the third in the list of the mythical kings of Alba Longa in Latium, and the Silvii regarded him as the founder of their house. Dionysius of Halicarnassus ascribes to him a reign of 31 years. Ovid does not mention him among the Alban kings. According to Livy and Dionysius the heir of Aeneas Silvius was named Latinus Silvius.

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Google previewA Classical Dictionary of Biography, Mythology and Geography (1891)

Based on the Larger Dictionaries by William Smith

Aeneas Silvius. Aeneas Silvias. 6. Lntinus Silvius. Lntinus. Latinua Silvius 6. Alba . Alba. Alba. 7. Atys. Epytus. Cnpetus. 8. Capys. Capys. Capys Silvias. 9. Capetus .

Google previewDictionary of Gypsy Life and Lore (2015)

by Harry E Wedeck

PIUS II Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, who became Pope Pius II, propounded the theory that the Gypsies originated on the slopes of the Caucasus. PLAGUR The Bishop of Forli, as far back as 1422, insinuated that the Gypsies carried the plague ...

Google previewA Catholic Dictionary (1997)

by Rev. Fr. Donald Attwater

PIUS II (Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini) PAUL II (Peter Barbo) SIXTUS IV ( Francis della Rovere) INNOCENT VIII (JohnBaptist Cibò) ALEXANDER VI ( Rodrigo ...

Google previewThe Spenser Encyclopedia (2003)

by A.C. Hamilton

Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (large partsof Cosmographia), Flavio Biondo ...

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