|Papacy began||August 29, 1484|
|Papacy ended||July 25, 1492|
|Predecessor||Pope Sixtus IV|
|Successor||Pope Alexander VI|
|Birth name||Giovanni Battista Cibo|
|Died||July 25, 1492|
|Other popes named Innocent|
Early years[change | change source]
Bishop[change | change source]
Cardinal[change | change source]
Pope[change | change source]
Cardinal Cibo was elected pope on August 29, 1484; and he chose to be called Innocent VIII.
Pope Innocent was involved in Italian and European political disputes.
Papal actions[change | change source]
- 1486 – Henry VII of England confirmed as king
- 1487 – Tomás de Torquemada made grand inquisitor of Spain.
- 1492 – Ferdinand II of Aragon awarded the epithet "Catholic Majesty " after the Moors left Granada
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-29.
- "Pope Innocent VII", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-29.
- Chisholm, Hugh (1910). The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information. Encyclopedia Britannica Company. pp. 581–582.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Innocentius VIII at Wikimedia Commons
- . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
- Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Innocent VIII
- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Cibo Archived 2007-07-11 at the Wayback Machine