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Chapter m25 The Late Medieval Period [1300-1499]

History & Culture

Liturgy & Theology

Devotion & Piety

History & Culture

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Liturgy & Theology

1471 Sixtus IV becomes pope.  Francesco della Rovere, who became Pope Sixtus IV, a Franciscan, was born July 21, 1414 and died August 12, 1484.  Sixtus commissioned the Sistine Chapel where the team of artists he brought together introduced the Early Renaissance to Rome with the first masterpieces of the city's new artistic age (Michelangelo's frescoes were added in a later phase).  In 1476 Sixtus IV instituted the feast of the Conception of Mary (December 8).   From 1476 the feast appears in the Roman Calendar.

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Devotion & Piety

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