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Pope Innocent VIII
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|Papacy began||August 29, 1484|
|Papacy ended||July 25, 1492|
|Predecessor||Pope Sixtus IV|
|Successor||Pope Alexander VI|
|Birth name||Giovanni Battista Cibo|
July 25, 1492 |
Cardinal Cibo was elected pope on August 29, 1484; and he chose to be called Innocent VIII.
Pope Innocent was involved in Italian and European political disputes.
- 1486 – Henry VII of England confirmed as king
- 1487 – Tomás de Torquemada made grand inquisitor of Spain.
- 1492 – Ferdinand II of Aragon awarded the epithet "Catholic Majesty " after the Moors left Granada
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