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.

"L'accampamento dell'alleanza fra Papa Sisto IV, Re Ferdinando di Napoli, e la Repubblica di Siena" anno 1479  Disegnato da Pietro di Francesco Orioli

"L'accampamento dell'alleanza fra Papa Sisto IV, Re Ferdinando di Napoli, e la Repubblica di Siena" anno 1479 Disegnato da Pietro di Francesco Orioli

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

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).

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).

Illuminated Papal Fiat Initialed by the Pope in 1471.  Pope Sixtus IV, Francesco della Rovere (1414-1484)

Illuminated Papal Fiat Initialed by the Pope in 1471. Pope Sixtus IV, Francesco della Rovere (1414-1484)

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: 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…

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, ca. 1473-1475  by Justus van Ghent (ca. 1410-1480) and Pedro Berruguete (ca. 1450-1504)  Louvre, Paris   Richelieu 2 Salle 4

Pope Sixtus IV, ca. 1473-1475 by Justus van Ghent (ca. 1410-1480) and Pedro Berruguete (ca. 1450-1504) Louvre, Paris Richelieu 2 Salle 4

sixtus_iv. This Day in History: Nov 1, 1512: Sistine Chapel ceiling opens to public

sixtus_iv. This Day in History: Nov 1, 1512: Sistine Chapel ceiling opens to public

Pope Julius II - Giuliano della Rovere.  Enemy of Rodrigo and Cesare Borgia finally became pope. Responsible for St. Peter's Basilica and a patron of Michelangelo.

Pope Julius II - Giuliano della Rovere. Enemy of Rodrigo and Cesare Borgia finally became pope. Responsible for St. Peter's Basilica and a patron of Michelangelo.

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