Calixtus III


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Noun1.Calixtus III - Italian pope whose nepotism put the Borgia family in power in Italy (1378-1458)
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For example, Hay (1977, 26) relates how papal actions in France or Spain were intertwined with Italian interests, "as when Calixtus III [1455-1458] bargained Italian against Spanish bishropics and abbeys in an effort to cope with the hungry members of the Aragonese house and the appetites, only slightly less ravenous, of his own Borgia relatives.
He preached the crusade bull of Calixtus III in his home town of Palencia in 1457 and wrote his Fortalitium Fidei, against all the enemies of the Church, from about 1459 to 1461.