Pope Clement VII
pope of the Catholic Church from 1523 to 1534
Clement VII (Latin: Clemens Septimus; 26 May 1478 – 25 September 1534), born Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the 220th Pope from 1523 to 1534.
|Papacy began||19 November 1523|
|Papacy ended||25 September 1534|
|Predecessor||Pope Adrian VI|
|Successor||Pope Paul III|
|Birth name||Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici|
|Born||26 May 1478|
|Died||25 September 1534|
|Other popes named Clement|
Giulio di Medici was born in Florence one month after his father's death. He was the nephew of Lorenzo de' Medici and he was a cousin of Pope Leo X.
Leo X made Medici the Archbishop of Florence.
In 1523, Cardinal Medici was elected pope. He chose to be called Clement VII.
Pope Clement was involved in Italian and European political disputes.
Clement ordered Michelangelo's painting of The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel.
- ↑ "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-16.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Pope Pius IV," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-16.
- ↑ Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1837). "Clement VII," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 7, p. 250.
Media related to Clemens VII at Wikimedia Commons
- . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
- "Clement VII (Pope)," Encyclopedia Britannica, 1911
- Catholic Hierarchy, Popes Clement VII
- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Medici