By: St. Thomas More Soft cover - 80 pages Among the first of young Thomas More's writings, the life of Pico is biography of a famous renaissance man, Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola (1463 - 1494). More's sees Pico very much like himself, since the two have similar life experiences. They both carry scares from missing or difficult relationships with their fathers. Both are extremely talented, and, in their time, powerful and influential. And both had been steered toward a religious vocation they did not embrace.