Person:Pope Julius II (1)

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Pope Julius II
b.c. 5 Dec 1443
d.21 Feb 1513
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Name Pope Julius II
Gender Male
Birth[1] c. 5 Dec 1443
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Lucrezia Normanni
Death[1] 21 Feb 1513
Reference Number? Q80516?


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Pope Julius II (5 December 1443 – 21 February 1513), born Giuliano della Rovere, and nicknamed "The Fearsome Pope" and "The Warrior Pope", was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 1 November 1503 to his death in 1513. His nine-year pontificate was marked by an active foreign policy, ambitious building projects, and patronage of the arts. His military and diplomatic interventions averted a take-over by France of the Italian States (including the Papal States). He also proved a bulwark against Venetian expansionism.

Pope Julius II commissioned the rebuilding of St. Peter's Basilica, Michelangelo's decoration and full-scale painting of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and his discerning eye in hiring the artist Raphael as a young man brought numerous improvements to the Vatican.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Pope Julius II, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.