(Rome, 1625; contained in Platina, De vitis pontiff.
See Panvinio, continuator of Platina, De vitis pontiff.
Contemporary lives are to be found in Panvinio, continuator of Platina, De vitis pontiff.
See the contemporary lives by Cicarella, continuator of Platina, De vitis pontiff.
It may be traced back to Platina, who, resenting his arrest, avenged himself by a biographical caricature.
The Vatican library was enriched and thrown open for public use, Platina - the historian of the popes--receiving the post of librarian.
Lives of Sixtus are numerous: Cicarella's, in Platina, De vitis pontif f.
For contemporary accounts of Urban see: Tommasucci, in Platina, De vitas Pontiff.
(Rome, 1601-1602); Cicarella, continuator of Platina, De Vitis Pontiff.
Paul endeavoured to make drastic reforms in the curia, and abolished the college of abbreviators (1466), but this called forth violent protests from the historian Platina, one of their number and subsequently librarian under Sixtus IV., who is responsible for the fiction that Paul was an illiterate persecutor of learning.
The principal contemporary lives of Paul II., including that by Platina, are in L.