Pope Julius II

Pope, 1503-1513

Pope Julius II (Latin: Iulius Secundus; December 5, 1443 - February 21, 1513), born Giuliano della Rovere, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 217th Pope from 1503 until his death in 1513.[1] He was known as "the Warrior Pope."[2]

Julius II
Pope Julius II.jpg
Papacy beganNovember 1, 1503
Papacy endedFebruary 21, 1513
PredecessorPius III
SuccessorLeo X
Personal details
Birth nameGiuliano della Rovere
BornDecember 5, 1443
Albisola, Italy
DiedFebruary 21, 1513
Rome, Italy
Other popes named Julius

He was the nephew of Pope Sixtus IV.[3]

Early lifeEdit

Giuliano della Rovere was the son of Rafaello della Rovere.[4]

His uncle would become Pope Sixtus IV.[4]


In 1471, Sixtus made Rovere a cardinal.[4]


Rovere was elected pope in 1503;[4] and he chose to be called Julius II.

Pope Julius was involved in Italian and European political disputes.[4]

In 1506, Pope Julius he established the Swiss Guard.[5]

Related pagesEdit


Coat of arms of Julius II
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-9.
  2. Schaff, Philip et al. (1910). "Julius II," History of the Christian Church, Volume 5, Part 2, p. 466.
  3. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1839). "Julius II," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 13, p. 146.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Pope Julius II," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-9.
  5. "The Vatican," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-9.

More readingEdit

  • Shaw, Christine. (1993). Julius II: the Warrior Pope. Oxford: Blackwell. ISBN 9780631167389; OCLC 417355755

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Iulius II at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Pius III
Succeeded by
Leo X