Sentence Examples


  • In spite of his iconoclastic sympathies, he endeavoured to conciliate the image-worshippers, but incurred the wrath of the monks by entering into a second marriage with Euphrosyne, daughter of Constantine VI., who had previously taken the veil.
  • Had been followed by Adrian VI., and Adrian by Clement VII., of the house of Medici, who had long ruled Florence.
  • In 1534 Alessandro Farnese, who owed his elevation to his sister Giulia, one of Alexander VI.s mistresses, took the tiara with the title of Paul III.
  • Worse complications ensued for the Italians when the emperor Charles VI., father of Maria Theresa, died in i74o.
  • The pope, Pius VI., was forthwith haled away to Siena and a year later to Valence in the south of France, where he died.
 

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