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Julius II, Pope
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from Nov 1, 1503 to Feb 21, 1513 (birth name: Giuliano della Rovere, born Dec 5, 1443 in Albissola). Sponsored by his uncle, Pope Sixtus IV, Julius received several bishoprics and became a cardinal in 1471. As the main rival of the Borgia pope Alexander VI, he was forced to seek refuge at the court of the French king Charles VIII. Later, elected pope through simony, Julius sought to consolidate the Papal States internally and to fill them out externally (reconquest of large parts of Romagna). In doing so, he secured the assi…

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Schneider, Bernd Christian, “Julius II, Pope”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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