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Epistolae

Enea Silvio Piccolomini (1405 - 1464) took the name of Pius II when he was elected Pope in 1458. He is best known for his Commentarii Rerum Memorabilium, which is the only autobiography ever written by a reigning Pope. However, his Epistles are also an important source of historical information. The volumes, edited by the Milanese publishers Ambrosius Archintus and Ioannes Vinzalius, includes w…