- Saint, pope a.d. 116?–125?.
Also Xystus I.
or Xystus II
- Saint,died a.d. 258, pope 257–258.
or Xystus III
- Saint, pope a.d. 432–440.
- Francesco della Rovere,1414–84, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1471–84.
- Felice Peretti,1521–90, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1585–90.
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As a nepotist Sixtus was almost unsurpassed in the history of the Papacy.The Life of Cesare Borgia
It was by way of parody of this phrase that a sister of Sixtus IV.The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy
See also, on this subject, his letter to Sixtus, before the latter became Pope.Reincarnation
Sixtus V. made his sister a princess, and she had been a washerwoman.The Greville Memoirs
Charles C. F. Greville
It is certain that when Sixtus V. opened the chamber he found it empty.The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2
George Gordon Byron
- original name Francesco della Rovere . 1414–84, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1471–84). Notorious for his nepotism and political intrigue, he was also a patron of the arts and commissioned the building (1473–81) of the Sistine Chapel
- 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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