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Francesco della Rovere

Also Known As: "Pope Sixtus IV", "Pope Sisto IV"
Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Celle Ligure, Savona, Liguria, Italy
Death: August 12, 1484 (70)
Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Immediate Family:

Son of Leonardo della Rovere and Luchina Monteleoni
Partner of Celia Lysimachus
Brother of Franchetta della Rovere; Maria della Rovere; Luchina della Rovere; Bianca della Rovere; Raffaele della Rovere and 1 other

Occupation: The Pope
Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Pope Sixtus IV

BIOGRAPHY Popoe Sixtus IV, a curious, morally mangled creature, was gripped by an obsession to create an enduring dynasty. Few pontiffs illustrate the overriding paradox of the Renaissance so well. A genuinely pious and easthetic man, his reign produced works of artistic and architectural beauty, creating the foundations for the re-establishment of Rome as the eternal home of the Catholic Church. Yet at the same time an unprecedented climate of depravity and cruelty characterized the city. His own corruption decayed its moral heart.

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Pope Sixtus IV's Timeline

July 21, 1414
Celle Ligure, Savona, Liguria, Italy
August 12, 1484
Age 70
Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy