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I think the idea that Alexander IV belonged to the same family as Gregory IX (i.e., the Conti of Segni) is no longer current. According to A. Paravacini Vagliani, Cardninali di Curia e 'familiae' cardializie dal 1227 al 1254, I (Padua, 1972), pp. 41-53, Raynald (as opposed to "Rinaldo") belonged to the family of the counts of Jenne (near Subiaco). (Though he was still probably related to Gregory IX in some other way...)
Why no mention of the Papal Bulls issued by Pope Alexander IV in 1490s ‘donating’ the Indies to Spain, which required a legal text which was read out to native peoples, requesting they submit to Spanish rule and religion. (See Seed, 1995, Ceremonies of Possession)???
I imagine because this pope was active in the 1200s not the 1490s; different pope; likely you're thinking of Pope Alexander VI--FeanorStar7 10:05, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
Hi, I was viewing a discussion board and a "Protestant Supremacist" (as I like to call them), was claiming that Pope Alexander IV had "sex orgies in the Vatican". Has anyone ever heard of this? 126.96.36.199 18:52, 21 September 2007 (UTC)