Pope Clement VII

1478 - 1534

Pope Clement VII

Pope Clement VII (Italian: Papa Clemente VII; Latin: Clemens VII) (26 May 1478 – 25 September 1534), born Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 19 November 1523 to his death on 25 September 1534. “The most unfortunate of the Popes,” Clement VII’s reign was marked by a rapid succession of political, military, and religious struggles—many long in the making—which had far-reaching consequences for Christianity and world politics.Elected in 1523 at the end of the Italian Renaissance, Clement VII came to the papacy with a high reputation as a statesman. He had served with distinction as chief advisor to Pope Leo X (1513–1521), Pope Adrian VI (1522–1523), and commendably as gran maestro of Florence (1519–1523). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Clement VII has received more than 1,251,567 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 43rd most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Pope Clement VII ranks 45 out of 2,001Before him are Ignatius of Loyola, Bartholomew the Apostle, Husayn ibn Ali, Ruhollah Khomeini, Isaac, and Pope Alexander VI. After him are Benedict of Nursia, Pope Gregory I, Saint Valentine, Romulus Augustulus, Thomas the Apostle, and Pope Gregory XIII.

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Among people born in 1478, Pope Clement VII ranks 2Before him is Thomas More. After him are Francisco Pizarro, Hayreddin Barbarossa, Giorgione, Philip I of Castile, Baldassare Castiglione, John, Prince of Asturias, Jan Gossaert, Pánfilo de Narváez, Surdas, and Gian Giorgio Trissino. Among people deceased in 1534, Pope Clement VII ranks 1After him are Hafsa Sultan, Antonio da Correggio, Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Thomas Cajetan, Marcantonio Raimondi, Philippe Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, Otto Brunfels, Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, Barbara Jagiellon, and Beatriz Galindo.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Clement VII ranks 52 out of 3,282Before him are Pope Pius XII (1876), Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598), Maria Montessori (1870), Fibonacci (1170), Vespasian (9), and Umberto Eco (1932). After him are Benedict of Nursia (480), Mark Antony (-83), Pope Gregory I (540), Pompey (-106), Saint Valentine (226), and Claudio Monteverdi (1567).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Clement VII ranks 6Before him are Francis of Assisi (1182), Pope John XXIII (1881), Pope Paul VI (1897), Pope John Paul I (1912), and Pope Pius XII (1876). After him are Benedict of Nursia (480), Pope Gregory I (540), Saint Valentine (226), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Pope Pius XI (1857), and Pope Pius IX (1792).

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