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Sixtus V

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(Biography) original name Felice Peretti. 1520–90, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1585–90). He is noted for vigorous administrative reforms that contributed to the Counter-Reformation
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In 1587 Fray San Diego de Soria, head monk of San Agustine Acolman, petitioned Pope Sixtus V to allow them to celebrate Midnight Masses outdoors to accommodate more people.
During the 16th century, Pope Sixtus V decreed that the dawn Masses should also be held in the Philippines every 16th of December.
With the exception of the National Trusts cabinet at Stourhead, made in Rome around 1585 for Pope Sixtus V, these are the most significant Roman cabinets of this type in Britain.
In 1588, Pope Sixtus V integrated the sainthood process into the papal bureaucracy, charging the Congregation of Rites and Ceremonies with vetting potential saints.
In 1586 the doomed queen wrote from Fotheringay in Northamptonshire to Pope Sixtus V, just a few months before she was beheaded for plotting against her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, pledging her eternal allegiance to Rome.
It is likely that the obelisk which most inspired the Washington Monument was the one re-erected by Pope Sixtus V in 1589 in Rome's Piazza del Popolo.
In 1585, Pope Sixtus V decided to make an urban and architectural move that had been under consideration for over a century.
13) Several of the obelisks were saved by Pope Sixtus V, towards the end of the 16th century (1585-1590), who used them as focal points for some of the new streets he had opened as part of his plan of urban development.
Alessandro Zuccari, professor of modern art and one of the project's historians, said although Pope Sixtus V, who commissioned the frescoes, "was stern, he loved pictures to be simple, joyous and serene.
Chapter 5 focuses on the deletion of the symbolism of the heraldic depiction of the dragon in 1586 with the accession of Pope Sixtus V.
Pope Sixtus V ruled over the Papal States when an apparent unprecedented event shocked the eternal city, and beyond the pontifical capital in all Europe, so fond of sensational, trivial events.