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 (Latin: Xystus IV; 21 July 1414 – 12 August 1484), born Francesco della Rovere, was Pope from 9 August 1471 to his death in 1484. His accomplishments as pope included building the Sistine Chapel
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).
POPE SIXTUS IV: Pope Sixtus IV (1471-1484) 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 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…