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In 1588, Pope Sixtus V integrated the sainthood process into the papal bureaucracy, charging the Congregation of Rites and Ceremonies with vetting potential saints.
In 1586 the doomed queen wrote from Fotheringay in Northamptonshire to Pope Sixtus V, just a few months before she was beheaded for plotting against her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, pledging her eternal allegiance to Rome.
In 1585, Pope Sixtus V decided to make an urban and architectural move that had been under consideration for over a century.
13) Several of the obelisks were saved by Pope Sixtus V, towards the end of the 16th century (1585-1590), who used them as focal points for some of the new streets he had opened as part of his plan of urban development.
Alessandro Zuccari, professor of modern art and one of the project's historians, said although Pope Sixtus V, who commissioned the frescoes, "was stern, he loved pictures to be simple, joyous and serene.
Chapter 5 focuses on the deletion of the symbolism of the heraldic depiction of the dragon in 1586 with the accession of Pope Sixtus V.
Pope Sixtus V ruled over the Papal States when an apparent unprecedented event shocked the eternal city, and beyond the pontifical capital in all Europe, so fond of sensational, trivial events.
Not to be outdone, the Franciscan Pope Sixtus V designated the Franciscan Saint Bonaventure a doctor in 1588.
Among the six most intriguing documents is a letter in French from Mary, Queen of Scots to Pope Sixtus V, which was sent from Fotheringay Castle in Northamptonshire, England, in November 1586.
The Roman curia was not established until 1588, by Pope Sixtus V.
At the end of the sixteenth century, Pope Sixtus V established a water supply to the hill areas in Rome.
Mary, a rallying point for the Catholic cause, wrote the letter in French to Pope Sixtus V from Fotheringay Castle in Northants in November 1586.