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 Nicholas IV

Nicholas IV

Birth
Ascoli Piceno, Provincia di Ascoli Piceno, Marche, Italy
Death 4 Apr 1292 (aged 64)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID 8815388 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Pope. Born Girolamo (Jerome) Masci, he was elected on February 15, 1288. He protested his unworthiness for the throne, and was re-elected on February 22, 288. As Pope Nicholas IV, he was intensely interested in missionary projects. He sent the famous Franciscan John of Montecorvino to follow the tracks of Marco Polo and preach Christianity in far-off China. He corresponded with Mongols, Bulgarians, and Tartars. Nicholas IV contributed to the artistic beauty of Rome, building particularly a palace beside Santa Maria Maggiore, the church in which he was buried and where Sixtus V erected an imposing monument to his memory.

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  • Originally Created by: MC
  • Added: 23 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8815388
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nicholas IV (30 Sep 1227–4 Apr 1292), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8815388, citing Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .