June 26, 2018
On June 26, 1409, Alexander V was elected as the newest pope by theologians and princes at the Council of Pisa.

December 18, 2017
The Birthday of Palazzo Barberini.

August 9, 2017
On 9 August 1482, Francesco della Rovere (1414-1484) was elected as Pope Sixtus IV .

June 16, 2017
Sculptor Pietro Bracci was born June 16, 1700 in Rome.

January 28, 2017
Giulio Rospigliosi, who eventually became Pope Clement IX (r. 1667-9), was born on 28 January 1600 in Pistoia.

December 3, 2016
Pope St. Zachary Ascended to the Papal Throne.

October 9, 2016
On 9 October 768 Pope Stephen II saw Charlegmagne and Carloman I named kings of the Franks, paving the way for Charlegmagne’s eventual rise to emperor in 800.

July 1, 2016
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April 23, 2016
The Gallery of Maps , commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII in the late sixteenth century for the Vatican Palace, once again shows off the topography of Italy in all its brilliant color.

January 7, 2016
Very Short Fact: On this day – January 7th – in 1566, Pope Pius V was elected: On the anniversary of the naval battle at Lepanto, Pope Pius V instituted the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary to be celebrated on 7 October.

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