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
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.