Pope Clement VII

1478 - 1534

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Pope Clement VII (Italian: Papa Clemente VII; Latin: Clemens VII; born Giulio de' Medici; 26 May 1478 – 25 September 1534) was spiritual head on earth of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 19 November 1523 to his death on 25 September 1534. Deemed "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 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 1,693,293 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Pope Clement VII is the 49th most popular religious figure (down from 44th in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Italy (down from 52nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Clement VII is most famous for being the pope during the time of the Protestant Reformation.

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Among religious figures, Pope Clement VII ranks 49 out of 2,272Before him are Husayn ibn Ali, Romulus Augustulus, Samuel, Pope Alexander VI, Isaiah, and Benedict of Nursia. After him are Sarah, Pope John XXIII, Saint Valentine, Jerome, Saint Stephen, and Saint Anne.

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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 Barbara Jagiellon. 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, Barbara Jagiellon, Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, and Johannes Aventinus.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Clement VII ranks 58 out of 4,088Before him are Parmenides (-501), Luciano Pavarotti (1935), Umberto Eco (1932), Romulus Augustulus (460), Vitruvius (-75), and Benedict of Nursia (480). After him are Evangelista Torricelli (1608), Pope John XXIII (1881), Guglielmo Marconi (1874), Fibonacci (1170), Livy (-59), and Saint Valentine (226).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Clement VII ranks 7Before him are Francis of Assisi (1182), Pope John Paul I (1912), Pope Pius XII (1876), Pope Gregory I (540), Romulus Augustulus (460), and Benedict of Nursia (480). After him are Pope John XXIII (1881), Saint Valentine (226), Pope Julius II (1443), Pope Pius XI (1857), Pope Pius IX (1792), and Pope Gregory XIII (1502).