Pope Sixtus IV - Born to a modest family he became pope in 1471, went on to become one of the most nepotist pope's in history

POPE SIXTUS IV: Pope Sixtus IV is known for both the great steps taken under his rule to rebuild Rome and his great corruption. Pope Sixtus IV instituted nepotism as a way of life in Rome, and ran the Papacy as a family operation.

Know Your Popes Sixtus IV, had Six (lol) illegitimate sons, one with his sister. Carrying a six-shooter, eh? Promoted homosexuality with taxes, too? A very busy pope, indeed! ih

Know Your Popes Sixtus IV, had Six (lol) illegitimate sons, one with his sister. Carrying a six-shooter, eh? Promoted homosexuality with taxes, too? A very busy pope, indeed! ih

1479 Pietro di Francesco Orioli - Camp Covenant between Pope Sixtus IV , king Ferdinand I Bourbon with Neaoplu and the Republic of Siena   (JPEG Image, 2152 × 460 pixels)

1479 Pietro di Francesco Orioli - Camp Covenant between Pope Sixtus IV , king Ferdinand I Bourbon with Neaoplu and the Republic of Siena (JPEG Image, 2152 × 460 pixels)

Pope Sixtus IV 1414-1484.  Superna caelestis  Translated from the Latin text of the Opera Omnia S. Bonaventurae, ed. by the College of St. Bonaventure, Ad Claras Aquas, Florence, 1882: vol. I, p. XXXIX-XLIV. Our most holy Lord Pope Sixtus IV's  Diploma  By which Bl. Bonaventure, Cardinal Bishop of Alba  Is registered in the Canon of the Saints  Pope Sixtus IV Servant of the Servants of God  As a perpetual memorial  April 14, 1482 A.D.  Supernal, celestial fatherland, the City of Jerusalem…

Pope Sixtus IV, became pope in He appointed many of his relatives into key positions. They came a little too close to Florence. The pope was a key figure in the planned coup in which Giuliano de' Medici was murdered. Lorenzo was able to escape.

Thumbnail for version as of 09:00, 14 December 2007. Engraving of Pope Sixtus IV

21 July 1414 – 12 August born Francesco della Rovere, was Pope from 9 August 1471 to his death in His accomplishments as pope included building the Sistine Chapel

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Pope Sixtus IV, builder of the Sistine Chapel. Fresco by Melozzo da Forlí in the Vatican Palace, Rome

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Know your popes: Sixtus IV Part of a series of information about the leaders of the Catholic cult, their crimes, lies, and the harm they caused.

Pope Sixtus IV (1471–1484) was alleged to have awarded gifts and benefices to court favourites in return for sexual favours. Giovanni Sclafenato was created a cardinal by Sixtus IV for "ingenuousness, loyalty,...and his other gifts of soul and body", according to the papal epitaph on his tomb

21 July 1414 – 12 August born Francesco della Rovere, was Pope from 9 August 1471 to his death in His accomplishments as pope included building the Sistine Chapel

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Melozzo da Forli, Pope Sixtus IV appoints Bartolomeo Platina prefect of the Vatican Library, 1477

Pope Sixtus IV, ca. 1473-1475  by Justus van Ghent (ca. 1410-1480) and Pedro Berruguete (ca. 1450-1504)  Louvre, Paris   Richelieu 2 Salle 4

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Illuminated Papal Fiat Initialed by the Pope in 1471.  Pope Sixtus IV, Francesco della Rovere (1414-1484)

Illuminated Papal Fiat Initialed by the Pope in Pope Sixtus IV, Francesco della Rovere

Pope Julius II - Giuliano della Rovere.  Enemy of Rodrigo and Cesare Borgia finally became pope. Responsible for St. Peter's Basilica and a patron of Michelangelo.

Giuliano della Rovere when he was a cardinal with his uncle Francesco della Rovere, Pope Sixtus IV of Sistine Chapel fame.

Vatican Apostolic Library (Biblioteca Spostolica Vaticana) 500th anniversary 250 lire commemorative postage stamp depicting founder Pope Sixtus IV visiting the library, Vatican City, 1975

Vatican Apostolic Library (Biblioteca Spostolica Vaticana) 500th anniversary 250 lire commemorative postage stamp depicting founder Pope Sixtus IV visiting the library, Vatican City, 1975

Pope Sixtus IV

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