Sixtus IV, Pope
Sixtus IV, Pope
Born near Abisola, 21 July, 1414; died 12 Aug., 1484

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  • Sixtus IV — (Francesco della Rovere) 1414 84, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1471 84. * * * orig. Francesco della Rovere born July 21, 1414, Cella Ligure, near Savona, Republic of Genoa died Aug. 12, 1484, Rome Pope (1471–84). A Franciscan from Genoa, he… …   Universalium

  • Sixtus IV — (1414–84)    Pope.    Sixtus was born Francesco della Rovere. He was a member of the Franciscan Order and was appointed a Cardinal in 1467. He was elected Pope in 1471. He is remembered as a patron of the arts and scholarship; he built the… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Sixtus IV — (Francesco della Rovere; r. 1471 1484)    Sixtus IV was a Franciscan who served as the general of the order in 1464. In 1467, he received the cardinalate at the recommendation of the Greek Cardinal Basilius Bessarion who admired him for the… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • Sixtus IV — (Francesco della Rovere, 1414 1484; pope from 1471)    Born near Savona to a merchant family of modest means, Della Ro vere rose to prominence through the Franciscan order. Unlike most popes of the Renaissance period, who tended to be canon… …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • Sixtus IV — noun Italian pope from 1471 to 1484 who consented to the establishment of the Spanish Inquisition and built the Sistine Chapel (1414 1484) • Syn: ↑Francesco della Rovere • Instance Hypernyms: ↑pope, ↑Catholic Pope, ↑Roman Catholic Pope, ↑pontiff …   Useful english dictionary

  • SIXTUS IV —    born near Savona, the son of a fisherman; became general of the Franciscans; succeeded Paul II. as Pope; was notorious for his nepotism; abetted Pazzi in his conspiracy against the Medici at Florence, but was a good administrator, and a man of …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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