Problems with the papacy 1500 Germany

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  • Problems with the papacy (1500 Germany)
    • Sold positions
    • Took advantage of Germany's decentralised government
      • Taxes
    • Alexander VI
      • Illegitimate children
      • Several mistressess
      • Bought his children positions in the church
      • Became the pope through bribery
    • Cared about wealth rather than religion
    • Exploited people for money
      • Increased taxation
      • dispensations for marriage
    • Papal schism lasted from 1378 to 1417

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