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 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 1,789,557 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Pope Julius II is the 56th most popular religious figure (up from 69th in 2019), the 70th most popular biography from Italy (up from 90th in 2019) and the 10th 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 56 out of 2,272Before him are Sarah, Pope John XXIII, Saint Valentine, Jerome, Saint Stephen, and Saint Anne. After him are Muhammad al-Bukhari, Ruhollah Khomeini, Pope Urban II, Pope Pius XI, Hildegard of Bingen, and Pope Pius IX.

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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, Magdalena of France, Girolamo Riario, Askia Mohammad I, Piero del Pollaiolo, Pedro Arias Dávila, and Edmund, Earl of Rutland. Among people deceased in 1513, Pope Julius II ranks 1After him are John, King of Denmark, Pinturicchio, James IV of Scotland, Helena of Moscow, and Marin Barleti.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Julius II ranks 70 out of 4,088Before him are Saint Valentine (226), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Giotto (1267), Antonio Stradivari (1644), Zeno of Elea (-490), and Brutus the Younger (-85). After him are Giorgio Vasari (1511), Ötzi (-3345), Lucrezia Borgia (1480), Pope Pius XI (1857), Federico Fellini (1920), and Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Julius II ranks 10Before him are Pope Gregory I (540), Romulus Augustulus (460), Benedict of Nursia (480), Pope Clement VII (1478), Pope John XXIII (1881), and Saint Valentine (226). After him are Pope Pius XI (1857), Pope Pius IX (1792), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Pope Gregory VII (1020), Pope Leo XIII (1810), and Pope Paul VI (1897).