13 Facts About Roman Renaissance


Roman Renaissance studied at the University of Perugia, became prothonotary Apostolic under Pope Urban VI, and papal auditor and nuncio at various Italian courts under Pope Boniface IX.

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Roman Renaissance took up his residence in the Dominican convent of Santa Maria Novella, and sent Vitelleschi, the militant Bishop of Recanati, to restore order in the Papal States.

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Roman Renaissance later became the architectural advisor to Pope Nicholas V and was involved in a number of projects at the Vatican.

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The Sistine Chapel, now the seat of the most important ceremonies of the papacy, became a point of reference for Roman Renaissance art, setting a milestone for the character developments of the late 15th century.

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Roman Renaissance first turned his attention to the defence of the Eternal City.

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Roman Renaissance changed the Mausoleum of Hadrian into a fortress, likewise Torre di Nona, to secure the city from naval attacks.

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Roman Renaissance commissioned Pinturicchio to lavishly paint a suite of rooms in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican, which are today known as the Borgia Apartments.

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Roman Renaissance was chiefly a soldier, and his fame is greatly due to his re-establishment of the Pontifical States and the deliverance of Italy from its subjection to France.

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Roman Renaissance had San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, on the Via Giulia, built, after designs by Jacopo Sansovino and pressed forward on the reconstruction of St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican under Raphael and Agostino Chigi.

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Roman Renaissance encouraged painting in particular, and Raphael benefitted enormously under his patronage.

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Roman Renaissance finished the decoration of the Stanze begun under Julius II, even referring to Leo X in some of the scenes.

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Roman Renaissance painted the cartoons for the tapestries of the Sistine Chapel, which represent scenes from the lives of Saints Peter and Paul, the most magnificent of them being St Peter's miraculous draught of fishes and St Paul preaching in Athens.

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Roman Renaissance sold indulgences to help pay for it, a mistake which led to the Reformation.

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