Person:Pope Paul III (1)

Pope Paul III
b.29 Feb 1468
d.10 Nov 1549
  • F.  Pier Luigi Farnese , Signore di Montalto (add)
  • M.  Giovanna Caetani (add)
  1. Pope Paul III - 1549
  • HPope Paul III - 1549
  • W.  Silvia Ruffini (add)
  1. Costanza Farnese
  2. Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma1503 - 1547
  3. Ranuccio Farnese1509 - 1529
Facts and Events
Name Pope Paul III
Gender Male
Birth[1] 29 Feb 1468
Death[1] 10 Nov 1549

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Pope Paul III (; 29 February 1468 – 10 November 1549), born Alessandro Farnese, was the head of the Catholic Church from 13 October 1534 to his death in 1549. He came to the papal throne in an era following the sack of Rome in 1527 and rife with uncertainties in the Catholic Church following the Protestant Reformation. During his pontificate, and in the spirit of the Counter-Reformation, new Catholic religious orders and societies, such as the Jesuits, the Barnabites, and the Congregation of the Oratory, attracted a popular following. He convened the Council of Trent in 1545. He was a significant patron of the arts and employed nepotism to advance the power and fortunes of his family. It is to Pope Paul III that Nicolaus Copernicus dedicated De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres).

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