Pope Sixtus IV
|Papacy began||9 August 1471|
|Papacy ended||12 August 1484|
|Predecessor||Pope Paul II|
|Successor||Pope Innocent VIII|
|Birth name||Francesco della Rovere|
|Born||21 July 1414
|Died||12 August 1484
Pope Sixtus IV (Latin: Xystus Quartus; 21 July 1414 - 12 August 1484), originally Francesco della Rovere, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 213th Pope from 1471 until his death in 1484.
Early life[change | change source]
Cardinal[change | change source]
Pope[change | change source]
Pope Sixtus was involved in Italian and European political disputes.
Papal actions[change | change source]
- 1474 – Christian I of Denmark was received in Rome.
- 1479 – University of Copenhagen established
- 1482 – St Bonaventura was canonized.
Legacy[change | change source]
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References[change | change source]
- Note that the first three popes are called "Xystus" in ancient records. Sixtus or Xystus was a Roman name which was Latinized from the Greek name "Ξυστος." This name means "polished." This name is not to be confused with the common Roman name "Sextus" which means "sixth".
- "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-8.
- "Pope Sixtus IV," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-8.
- Sixtus IV was the uncle of Pope Julius II.
- "Sixtus IV," Encyclopedia Britannica (1911); retrieved 2011-11-9.
- Gurugé, Anura. (2010). The Next Pope, p. 224.
- Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1842). "Sixtus IV," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 22, p. 72.
- Seldes, George. (1934). The Vatican: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, p. 30.
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