Pope Innocent VIII

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Innocent VIII
Papacy began August 29, 1484
Papacy ended July 25, 1492
Predecessor Pope Sixtus IV
Successor Pope Alexander VI
Personal details
Birth name Giovanni Battista Cibo
Born 1432
Genoa
Died July 25, 1492
Rome

Other Popes named Innocent

Pope Innocent VIII (Latin: Innocentius Octavus; 1432 – July 25, 1492), born Giovanni Battista Cibo, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 214th Pope from 1484 until his death.[1]

Early years[change | edit source]

Giovanni Battista Cibo was born at Genoa[2]

In Rome he became a priest in service of Cardinal Calandrini who was half-brother to Pope Nicholas V.[3]

Bishop[change | edit source]

Pope Paul II made Cibo the Bishop of Savona in 1467. He was made Bishop of Molfetta in 1472.[2]

Cardinal[change | edit source]

In 1473, Pope Sixtus IV raised Cibo to the rank of cardinal.[2]

Pope[change | edit source]

Cardinal Cibo was elected pope on August 29, 1484;[2] and he chose to be called Innocent VIII.

Pope Innocent was involved in Italian and European political disputes.[2]

Papal actions[change | edit source]

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

Coat of arms of Innocent VIII
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Pope Innocent VII", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-29.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Innocent VIII", Encyclopedia Britannica (1910), Vol. 14, pp. 581-582.

Other websites[change | edit source]

Media related to Innocentius VIII at Wikimedia Commons


Preceded by
Sixtus IV
Pope
1484–1492
Succeeded by
Alexander VI