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.
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.
Pedro Berruguete (attr) - Portrait of Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere. Cleveland Museum of Art. Attributed to Pedro Berruguete (Castilian) oil on wood, transferred to canvas, Framed - cm inches) Unframed - cm inches).