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.

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.

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Popes Behaving Badly: 8 Dreadful Papal Scandals From the Middle Ages

Sixtus IV  Papacy began	9 August 1471  Papacy ended	12 August 1484  Predecessor	Paul II  Successor	Innocent VIII  Orders  Consecration	25 August 1471  by Guillaume d’Estouteville  Created Cardinal	18 September 1467  Personal details  Birth name	Francesco della Rovere  Born	21 July 1414  Celle Ligure, Republic of Genoa  Died	12 August 1484 (aged 70)  Rome, Papal States

Sixtus IV Papacy began 9 August 1471 Papacy ended 12 August 1484 Predecessor Paul II Successor Innocent VIII Orders Consecration 25 August 1471 by Guillaume d’Estouteville Created Cardinal 18 September 1467 Personal details Birth name Francesco della Rovere Born 21 July 1414 Celle Ligure, Republic of Genoa Died 12 August 1484 (aged 70) Rome, Papal States

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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

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