Pope Innocent VIII dies (53 words)

Historical Context Note

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.

Context

Death of Pope Innocent VIII, who had been born Giovanni Battista Cibo in Genoa in 1432. He was elected Pope in 1484, and sought unsuccessfully to instigate a crusade against the Turks. He issued the bull Summis Desiderantes against witchcraft, and judged as heretical the 900 theses of Pico Mirandola. He was succeeded by Alexander VI.

Citation:
Editors. "Pope Innocent VIII dies". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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