Girolamo Riario - Pope Sixtus IV with his nephews and courtiers. Girolamo Riario is the 2nd figure from the left.

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

Pope Sixtus IV, born Francesco della Rovere , 1414-1484 Posthumus portrait by Titian. Sixtus IV sponsored the building of the Sistine Chapel (It takes its name from him- Sisto in Italian), and re-founded, enriched and enlarged the Vatican Library, one of the oldest in the world.

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

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.

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

Know your popes: Sixtus IV |   https://www.facebook.com/thewaronfanaticism?sk=photos #atheism #popes

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.

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)

TRAVEL IN ITALY: August 12, 1484 – He died in Rome Pope Sixtus IV gave his name to the chapel frescoed by Michelangelo. | Meeting Benches

TRAVEL IN ITALY: August 1484 – He died in Rome Pope Sixtus IV gave his name to the chapel frescoed by Michelangelo.

Portrait of Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere | Cleveland Museum of Art   attributed to Pedro Berruguete (Castilian)  oil on wood, transferred to canvas, Framed - h:95.50 w:76.00 d:5.00 cm (h:37 9/16 w:29 7/8 d:1 15/16 inches) Unframed - h:70.20 w:51.40 cm (h:27 5/8 w:20 3/16 inches).

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).

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.

Opening of De rerum natura, 1483 copy by Girolamo di Matteo de Tauris for Pope Sixtus IV

Opening of De rerum natura, 1483 copy by Girolamo di Matteo de Tauris for Pope Sixtus IV

Pope Sixtus IV

Pope Sixtus IV

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

Melozzo degli Ambrogi da Forlì died on 8 November 1494 in his hometown. Melozzo’s style bridges the early and High Renaissance, and he found success at the courts of Urbino and the Vatican.

Pope Sixtus IV.…a, el Renacimiento y hasta finales del siglo XVIII era práctica común que un Papa corrupto eligiera a sus sobrinos más decadentes para realizar todo el trabajo sucio necesario para mejorar el nivel material de toda la familia y pasarla de «acomodada» a «astronómicamen…

Giusto di gand, sisto IV, louvre - Collections of the Louvre – Wikimedia Commons

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