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
|Other Popes named Sixtus|
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.
Pope Sixtus was involved in Italian and European political disputes.
- 1474 – Christian I of Denmark was received in Rome.
- 1479 – University of Copenhagen established
- 1482 – St Bonaventura was canonized.
- 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".
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- Sixtus IV was the uncle of Pope Julius II.
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