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  • Collection: Jubilee of 1600

Santa Maria del Popolo

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The Cerasi Chapel in Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome is an example of a papal appointment resulting in monetary success and the commissioning of expensive religious art. Tiberio Cerasi was appointed Treasurer General by Pope Clement VIII (1592-1605).…

Pope Clement VIII

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Born Ippolito Aldobrandini to a prominent Florentine family, Clement was made Cardinal in 1585 by Pope Sixtus V (1585-1590). He was known to be very intelligent, disciplined, and in tune with the inter workings of the Church. He also was a devout…