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.
Recalling the story of a she-wolf which fed Romulus, the legendary founder of Rome, and his twin brother, Remus, after they had been thrown in a basket into the Tiber River, the so called "Lupa Capitolina" (Capitoline she-wolf) was donated to the museum in 1471 by Pope Sixtus IV
The illegitimate daughter of the duke of Milan, Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Caterina married Girolamo Riario, favourite nephew of Pope Sixtus IV
, in 1477 and became regent of Imola and Forli when her husband was assassinated in 1488.
The painting by Melozzo da Forli of Pope Sixtus IV
appointing the humanist Bartolomeo Platina prefect of the Vatican Library is one of the iconic masterworks of the Renaissance in Rome.
His influential clients included Pope Sixtus IV
, Cardinals Giovanni d'Aragona and Francesco Gonzaga, Matthias Corvinus and Lorenzo de' Medici.
Historians have long assumed that Pope Sixtus IV
supported the Pazzi plotAueven in the opera, the brothers chat about the PopeAAEs enmity.
The Sultan Mehmed II had boasted to Pope Sixtus IV
that he would "allow his horse to eat his oats on the Tomb of St.
Alberti, along with della Francesca, introduced Pacioli to the ecclesiastical hierarchy, including Francesco della Rovere, the newly elected Pope Sixtus IV
, and his 28-year-old nephew Giuliano della Rovere, whom he had appointed a cardinal.
The book is divided into four sections dealing with Pope Sixtus IV
, della Rovere prelates, the women of the family, and the dukes of Urbino.
His story is one of hundreds told by Toby Green in the first detailed account for 25 years of the religious totalitarianism that gripped Iberia and Latin America after Pope Sixtus IV
's bull of 1478 laid the foundations of the Spanish Inquisition.
Art historians look at the della Rovere family as a whole--from Pope Sixtus IV
della Rovere (1414-84) to Francesco Maria II, last Duke of Urbino (1549-1631)--as they faced distinct but not uncommon issues at any given time during the dynasty's two-century floriat.
This private altarpiece, created for Pope Sixtus IV
, portrays Christ as an ideal.
1478 The Holy Inquisition is established by Pope Sixtus IV
. As the Spanish Inquisition, it drives Jews and non-believers out of Spain and tortures and executes thousands of Spaniards.