Definition of Calixtus iii
1. Noun. Italian pope whose nepotism put the Borgia family in power in Italy (1378-1458).
Generic synonyms: Bishop Of Rome, Catholic Pope, Holy Father, Pontiff, Pope, Roman Catholic Pope, Vicar Of Christ
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1. The History of the Popes: From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor (1906)
"Calixtus III. disapproved of the Cardinal's severity, and recommended, for the sake of avoiding scandal, that the matter should be amicably adjusted. ..."
2. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"On the death of Pope Nicholas, the papal chair was filled by a Spaniard, Calixtus III (March, 1455), who seemed to have no less burning zeal for the holy ..."
3. The Age of the Renascence: An Outline Sketch of the History of the Papacy by Paul Van Dyke (1897)
"The Spaniard, Alfonso Borgia, seventy- seven years old, a learned canonist, took the title of Calixtus III.; and the Vatican became at once the hospital of ..."
4. A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom by Andrew Dickson White (1896)
"... Calixtus III, though a man of more than ordinary ability, was saturated with the ideas of his time. Alarmed at this monster, if we are to believe the ..."
5. A History of the warfare of science with theology in Christendom v. 2 by Andrew Dickson White (1901)
"The Pope of that period, Calixtus III, though a man of more than ordinary ability, was saturated with the ideas of his time. Alarmed at this monster, ..."