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Pope from 29 August 1484 to his death in 1492. Born into a prominent Genoese family he entered the church and was made bishop in 1467 before being elevated to the rank of cardinal by Pope Sixtus IV. He was elected Pope in 1484 as compromise candidate after a stormy conclave. In July 1492 Innocent fell into a fever. He was said to have been given the world's first blood transfusion by his Jewish physician Giacomo di San Genesio, who had him drink the blood of three 10-year-old boys. The boys subsequently died. The evidence for this story, however, is unreliable and may have been motivated by anti-semitism.
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Innocent VIII (1484-1492): Pope from 29 August 1484 to his death in 1492. Born into a prominent Genoese family he entered the church and was made bishop in 1467 befor...
Alexander VI (1492-1503): Pope for the Roman Catholic Church from 11 August 1492 until his death. He is one of the most controversial of the Renaissance popes, partl...
Pius III (1503): the Pope for the Roman Catholic Church from 22 September 1503 to his death on 18 October 1503. He had one of the shortest pontificates in pa...
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Pope Innocent VIII14321484
 
14921492, Jul 25

Maximus IVunknown1491
 
1497unknown
 an Orthodox Christian monk and bishop. He was Ecumenical Patriarch for the Church of Constantinop...
Nephon IIunknown1486
 
1502unknown
  the Ecumenical Patriarch of the Church of Constantinople three times: from 1486 to 1488, from 14...
Pope Pius III1439, May 291459
 
15031503, Oct 18
 the Pope for the Roman Catholic Church from 22 September 1503 to his death on 18 October 1503. He...
Abraham Zacuto1452, Aug 121480
 
15091515 ca
 a Sephardi Jewish astronomer, astrologer, mathematician, rabbi and historian who served as Royal ...
Pope Adrian VI1459, Mar 21490
 
15231523, Sep 14
 the 218th pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 9 January 1522 until his death. He was the last ...
Pope John XIIIunknown1484
 
15241524
 the 94th Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark for the Armenian A...
Pope Paul III1468, Feb 291491
 
15491549, Nov 10
  the Pope for the Roman Catholic Church from 13 October 1534 to his death in 1549. He came to the...
Joachim I Pany1448 ca1480
 
15671567
 served as Patriarch for the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria between 1486 and 1567. A virtuou...
Sunan Gunungjati14481479
 
15681568, Sep 19
  one of the Wali Songo, or nine saints of Islam revered in Indonesia. He founded the Sultanate of...
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