I bought what I thought was a 15th-century portrait medal of Pope Sixtus IV
Sanctified remains were a huge draw for pilgrims throughout the middle ages, and Pope Sixtus IV
named Stefan 'the Champion of Christ', which eventually led in 1992 to him being canonised by the Romanian Orthodox Church.
In 1483, the Sistine Chapel was consecrated by Pope Sixtus IV
Bonaventure died in 1274 and was canonized in 1482 by Pope Sixtus IV
One of his first acts was to annul the regulation of Pope Sixtus IV
limiting the membership of the College of Cardinals to 70; within the next four years he enlarged it to 87 with the largest international representation in history.
He admitted Campano to his court and his library and recommended him to his next influential patron, Cardinal Pietro Riario, nephew of the new pope, Sixtus IV
However, Pope Sixtus IV
called for a crusade, and a coalition of Italian states, reinforced by an army from Hungary, was able to drive the Turkish invader out.
One of those looming adversaries is the Vatican, ruled by the corrupt Pope Sixtus IV
(James Faulkner), whose bloodthirsty henchmen are tasked with controlling knowledge and silencing perceived enemies.
Da Vinci seeks this MacGuffin along with Count Girolamo Riario (Blake Ritson), operating on behalf of the Holy Roman Church and his lascivious uncle, Pope Sixtus IV
The Renaissance jewel takes its name from pope Sixtus IV
, who had it built between 1477 and 1480.
The 135 by 44 foot chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV
, who commissioned it in 1475.
But things go awry when they find themselves caught up in a secret plot other than the Italian Pope Sixtus IV
to murder Lorenzo and his brother Giuliano.