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Sixtus I

[siks-tuh s]
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  1. Saint, pope a.d. 116?–125?.
Also Xystus I.

Sixtus II

or Xystus II

  1. Saint,died a.d. 258, pope 257–258.

Sixtus III

or Xystus III

  1. Saint, pope a.d. 432–440.

Sixtus IV

  1. Francesco della Rovere,1414–84, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1471–84.

Sixtus V

  1. Felice Peretti,1521–90, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1585–90.
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Examples from the Web for sixtus

Historical Examples

  • As a nepotist Sixtus was almost unsurpassed in the history of the Papacy.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia

    Raphael Sabatini

  • It was by way of parody of this phrase that a sister of Sixtus IV.

  • See also, on this subject, his letter to Sixtus, before the latter became Pope.


    Th. Pascal

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for sixtus

Sixtus IV

  1. 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

Sixtus V

  1. 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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