Information about Pope Julius III

Pope Julius III (10 September 1487 - 23 March 1555)

Pope Julius III (Latin: Iulius III), born Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 7 February 1550 to his death in 1555.

After a career as a distinguished and effective diplomat, he was elected to the papacy as a compromise candidate after the death of Paul III. As pope he made only reluctant and short-lived attempts at reform, mostly devoting himself to a life of personal pleasure. His reputation, and that of the Catholic Church, were greatly harmed by his scandal-ridden relationship with his adopted nephew.

Pope Julius III reigned in...
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Papa Iulius Tertius (Pope Julius III) Flag of Holy See Holy See 7 February 1550 23 March 1555
Papa Iulius Tertius (Pope Julius III) Flag of Papal States Papal States 7 February 1550 23 March 1555
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