Sixtus I

[siks-tuh s]
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noun

Saint, pope a.d. 116?–125?.

Also Xystus I.

Sixtus II

or Xystus II

noun

Saint,died a.d. 258, pope 257–258.

Sixtus III

or Xystus III

noun

Saint, pope a.d. 432–440.

Sixtus IV

noun

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

Sixtus V

noun

Felice Peretti, 1521–90, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1585–90.
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Sixtus IV

noun

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

noun

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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