Pope Julius III

pope of the Catholic Church from 1550 to 1555

Pope Julius III (Latin: Julius Tertius; 10 September 1487 – 23 March 1555), born Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 222nd Pope from February 1550 until his death in 1555.[1]


Julius III
Bishop of Rome
Papacy began7 February 1550
Papacy ended23 March 1555
PredecessorPaul III
SuccessorMarcellus II
Consecration12 November 1514
by Antonio Maria Ciocchi del Monte
Created cardinal22 December 1536
by Paul III
Personal details
Birth nameGiovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte
Born10 September 1487
Monte San Savino, Tuscany,
Died23 March 1555(1555-03-23) (aged 67)
Rome, Lazio, Papal States
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Coat of armsJulius III's coat of arms
Other popes named Julius
Papal styles of
Pope Julius III
Reference styleHis Holiness
Spoken styleYour Holiness
Religious styleHoly Father
Posthumous styleNone

Early life change

Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte was born in Rome in 1487.[2]

Ciocchi del Monte studied law at the University of Perugia and the University of Siena.[2]

Bishop change

In 1512, Ciocchi del Monte became Archbishop of Siponto (Manfredonia) in Apulia.[2]

Inm 1520, he was made Bishop of Pavia.[2]

Cardinal change

Pope Paul III made Ciocchi del Monte a Cardinal in 1536. He became Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina in 1543.[2]

He participated in the Council of Trent.[2]

Pope change

Cardinal Ciocchi del Monte was elected pope on 7 February 1550.[2]

Pope Julius was involved in Italian and European political disputes.[2]

Pope Julius re-opened the Council of Trent.[3]

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Coat of arms of Julius III
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 "Pope Julius III," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-3.
  3. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1839). "Julius III," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 13, p. 146.
  • P. Messina, 'Del Monte, Innocenzo', Dizionario biografico degli italiani, Vol 38, Rome, 1990.

Bibliography change

Smith, Marc (2002). "Julius III". In Levillain, Philippe (ed.). The Papacy: Gaius-Proxies. Routledge. ISBN 9780415922302.
O'Malley, John W (2009). A History of the Popes: From Peter to the Present. Government Institutes. ISBN 9781580512299.
  • Bayle, Pierre. "Jules III." Dictionnaire historique et critique. Vol. 15. Paris: Desoer, 1820.
  • Burkle-Young, Francis A., and Michael Leopoldo Doerrer. The Life of Cardinal Innocenzo del Monte: A Scandal in Scarlet. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen, 1997.
  • Dall'Orto, Giovanni. "Julius III." Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History from Antiquity to World War II. Robert Aldrich and Garry Wotherspoon, eds. London: Routledge, 2001. 234-35.
  • Kelly, J. N. D. The Oxford Dictionary of Popes. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Paul III
7 February 1550 – 23 March 1555
Succeeded by
Marcellus II