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Death of Pope Pius II of Fever

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Pope Pius II dies of fever in Ancona. An enthusiastic supporter of crusades against the Turks, he is trying to personally lead one or at least provide a morale boost.

Unfortunately, the lack of transport has caused the would-be Crusaders to start going home. When the ships finally arrived two days ago, most men were gone and Pius II was too tired to do anything but view them from a window.

This was the second crusade for Pope Pius II. The first one he called was back in 1458, but it couldn't go anywhere because his political alliances caused France to refuse to participate, thus eliminating any hopes for a military expedition to the Holy Lands.

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