Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Two Hundred Fourth Pope: Innocent VII - 0 comments

Innocent VII only managed a short spell as Pope, from 1404 until his death in 1406. During that time, one of his most notable mistakes was bringing his nephew Ludovico up to the level of Cardinal. Shortly after taking the new office, Ludovico kidnapped and killed eleven people from the opposition party, throwing them out the window of his house. This enraged the locals, who chased the papal party clear out of Rome in a riot that killed thirty churchmen.


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