Pope Innocent VIII

Innocent VIII
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Papacy beganAugust 29, 1484
Papacy endedJuly 25, 1492
PredecessorPope Sixtus IV
SuccessorPope Alexander VI
Personal details
Birth nameGiovanni Battista Cibo
Died(1492-07-25)July 25, 1492
Other Popes named Innocent
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Pope Innocent VIII (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.; 1432 – July 25, 1492), born Giovanni Battista Cibo, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 214th Pope from 1484 until his death.[1]

Early years

Giovanni Battista Cibo was born at Genoa[2]

In Rome he became a priest in service of Cardinal Calandrini who was half-brother to Pope Nicholas V.[3]


Pope Paul II made Cibo the Bishop of Savona in 1467. He was made Bishop of Molfetta in 1472.[2]


In 1473, Pope Sixtus IV raised Cibo to the rank of cardinal.[2]


Cardinal Cibo was elected pope on August 29, 1484;[2] and he chose to be called Innocent VIII.

Pope Innocent was involved in Italian and European political disputes.[2]

Papal actions

Related pages


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Coat of arms of Innocent VIII
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Pope Innocent VII", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-29.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Template:Cite book

Other websites


  • 15px "Pope Innocent VIII". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Innocent VIII
  • Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Cibo

Preceded by
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Succeeded by
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