Thursday, August 02, 2007

Papal Tombs and Monuments (1447-1559) Part V

Pope Sixtus IV

Pope Sixtus IV died on 12 August 1484 in Rome, in the 14th year of his pontificate. He was buried in the Patriarchal Vatican Basilica, and during the reign of Pope Urban VIII his mortal remains were transferred, together with those of his nephew, Pope Julius II, to the Chapel of the Most Blessed Sacrament of the same basilica. In 1922, the monument was moved to St. Peter's Museum (currently it is in the basilica's Treasury). When it was removed, Sixtus IV's remains, along with those of Pope Julius II were interred in the pavement in front of the monument to Pope Clement X.

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