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Nicholas V - (1447-1455)

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When Tommaso Parentucelli was elected pope in 1447, he took the name Nicholas in honor of his patron, Nicol Albergati. Tommaso, the son of a doctor, was born in 1397 at Sarzano, and when his parents died, he abandoned his ... Read More

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(TOMMASO PARENTUCELLI)

A name never to be mentioned without reverence by every lover of letters, born at Sarzana in Liguria, 15 November, 1397; died in Rome, 24-5 March, 1455. While still a youth he lost his father, a poor but skilful physician, and was thereby prevented from completing his studies at Bologna. He became tutor in the families of the Strozzi and Albizzi at Florence, where he made the acquaintance of the leading Humanist scholars of ... Read More


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