(b. ca. 1454, Perugia, d. 1513, Siena)
No. 8: Pope Pius II at the Congress of Mantua1502-08
Piccolomini Library, Duomo, Siena
The eighth scene depicts the Congress of Mantua which was convened by Pius II on June 26, 1459. There the pope sought to enlist the princes of Europe in a new crusade specifically against the Turks, who had conquered Constantinople in 1453.