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He was born on December 5 , 1443 , in Albisola , Italy , the son of the
impoverished Rafaello della Rovere , Pope Sixtus IV ' s only brother . In 1468 he
became a Francis - can , and in 1471 Sixtus IV made him a cardinal . In this office
Under his immade in 545 and renewed in 551 but still did not extend mediate
predecessors , Italy had been ruled by a ... the Persians renounced all claim to
the Goths and Catholic Italians but a rift within the ranks of small Christian
kingdom of ...
To these may be added many other factors , such as the developments in science
and astronomy and the political condition of Italy in the late 15th century . The
new free - dom and spirit of inquiry in the Italian city - states had been a factor in ...
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