Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Two Hundred Twenty-fourth Pope: Pius IV - 0 comments

Pius' real passion was architecture. The papal resources were fairly thin at the time, but he managed to help expand and fortify Rome. He named some of these after himself (the Via Pia, the Porta Pia, the Ville Pia), and employed Michalangelo for a small architecture gig at Santa Maria degli Angeli.


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