Donation of Constantine
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  • Donation of Constantine — Document concerning the supposed grant by the emperor Constantine I (the Great) to Pope Sylvester I (314–335) and later popes of temporal power over Rome and the Western Empire. The gift was said to have been motivated by Constantine s gratitude… …   Universalium

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  • DONATION OF CONSTANTINE —    forged in the eighth or ninth centuries A.D. this document was supposedly written by the Roman Emperor CONSTANTINE to confirm the religious AUTHORITY of the POPE. It was exposed in the fifteenth century …   Concise dictionary of Religion

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  • The Donation of Constantine (painting) — This article is about the painting by students of Raphael. For the forged documents that inspired the painting, see Donation of Constantine. The Donation of Constantine Artist Gianfrancesco Penni or Giulio Romano Year …   Wikipedia

  • The Donation of Constantine — Infobox Painting| image size=450px title=The Donation of Constantine artist=Gianfrancesco Penni or Giulio Romano year=1520 1524 type=Fresco height=? width=? city=Vatican City museum=Apostolic Palace The Donation of Constantine or Donation of Rome …   Wikipedia

  • Donation of Pippin —    Traditional name of the oral or written promise made by the Carolingian king Pippin the Short to Pope Stephen II (r. 752 757). The Donation of Pippin was an important step in the establishment of the papal states and in the solidification of… …   Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe

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