Sixtus IV

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

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How to use Sixtus IV in a sentence

  • Mediocrity, tinsel ostentation, and tasteless diligence mark the greater number of that society of craftsmen whom Sixtus IV.

  • That this latter window was inserted by Sixtus IV., is proved by the presence of his arms above it on a stone shield.

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  • The first page has a lovely border of an enlaced pattern with the arms of Sixtus IV.

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  • In opposition, however, to this centralising policy, the nepotism introduced by Sixtus IV.

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  • Julius, who owed his rise in life to the favour of his uncle Sixtus IV.

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British Dictionary definitions for Sixtus IV

Sixtus IV

/ (ˈsɪkstəs) /

  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

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