Popes of the Renaissance Pontiffs in the Renaissance period
The Renaissance period brought new impulses to philosophy (humanism) and art, which also inspired some of then Popes. In contrast, the papal reign was accompanied by many negative influences: rejection of asceticism, corruption, trade with titles, nepotism, power wars, witch trials and other.
The timeline focuses on the legitimate Roman Popes in the Renaissance period. We recommend compare it to the timeline of the Anti-Popes.