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Pope Julius II

1443 - 1513

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Pope Julius II (Latin: Iulius II; Italian: Giulio II; born Giuliano della Rovere; 5 December 1443 – 21 February 1513) was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 1503 to his death in February 1513. Nicknamed the Warrior Pope or the Fearsome Pope, he chose his papal name not in honour of Pope Julius I but in emulation of Julius Caesar. One of the most powerful and influential popes, Julius II was a central figure of the High Renaissance and left a significant cultural and political legacy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Julius II has received more than 1,980,566 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Pope Julius II is the 70th most popular religious figure (down from 56th in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from Italy (down from 70th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Julius II is most famous for commissioning Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

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Among religious figures, Pope Julius II ranks 70 out of 2,238Before him are Saint Valentine, John Chrysostom, Pope Sylvester I, Muhammad al-Bukhari, Pope Gregory XIII, and Pope Urban II. After him are Pope Gregory VII, Pope Pius IX, Pope Paul VI, Ruhollah Khomeini, Pope Leo X, and Girolamo Savonarola.

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Among people born in 1443, Pope Julius II ranks 1After him are Matthias Corvinus, Donato Bramante, Lady Margaret Beaufort, Albert III, Duke of Saxony, Rodolphus Agricola, Girolamo Riario, Askia Mohammad I, Magdalena of France, Piero del Pollaiolo, Pedro Arias Dávila, and Elisabeth of Bavaria, Electress of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1513, Pope Julius II ranks 1After him are John, King of Denmark, James IV of Scotland, Pinturicchio, Şehzade Ahmet, Helena of Moscow, Şehzade Korkut, and Marin Barleti.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Julius II ranks 77 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Sylvester I (300), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194), Livy (-59), and Giorgio Vasari (1511). After him are Marcus Licinius Crassus (-115), Ennio Morricone (1928), Pope Gregory VII (1020), Pope Pius IX (1792), Titus (41), and Michael Collins (1930).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Julius II ranks 13Before him are Pope Clement VII (1478), Benedict of Nursia (480), Pope Pius XI (1857), Saint Valentine (226), Pope Sylvester I (300), and Pope Gregory XIII (1502). After him are Pope Gregory VII (1020), Pope Pius IX (1792), Pope Paul VI (1897), Pope Leo X (1475), Girolamo Savonarola (1452), and Pope Pius X (1835).