Pius

biographical name
Pi·​us | \ ˈpī-əs How to pronounce Pius (audio) \

Definition of Pius

name of 12 popes: especially II (Enea Silvio Piccolomini or Aeneas Silvius \ i-​ˈnē-​əs-​ˈsil-​vē-​əs How to pronounce i-ˈnē-əs-ˈsil-vē-əs (audio)\ or Sylvius \ ˈsil-​vē-​əs How to pronounce ˈsil-vē-əs (audio)\ ) 1405–1464 (pope 1458–64); VII 1742–1823 (pope 1800–23); IX 1792–1878 (pope 1846–78); X 1835–1914 (pope 1903–14); XI (Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti) 1857–1939 (pope 1922–39); XII (Eugenio Pacelli) 1876–1958 (pope 1939–58)

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