„Born of an illustrious (or well-lighted) house“

—  Papa Sisto V, A reference to Sixtus' poor upbringing in a house so poorly thatched that the sun shone through holes in the roof; reported in Will and Ariel Durant, Age of Reason Begins: Volume 7 (1961), p. 240.
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Nato di casa illustre.

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