Birth and Life

Julius II


Date of birth 5. 12. 1443
Country of birth Italy



Date of death 21. 2. 1513
Cemetery Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome, Italy
GPS coordinates of the cemetery 41.9027835, 12.4963655

Statue of Moses on his grave is by Michelangelo (do I need to tell you this?)

Summary from Wikipedia

Julius II centralized the Papal States and created the Swiss Guards. He was a great patron of the arts, and commissioned the Raphael Rooms and Michelangelo's paintings in the Sistine Chapel. Julius II ratified the Treaty of Tordesillas between Castile and Portugal, establishing the first bishoprics in the Americas and beginning the catholicization of Latin America. Julius II opposed the conciliarist movement promoted by foreign monarchs, and affirmed ultramontanism at the Fifth Lateran Council.[3] In Italy, he crushed the Borgias and proved a bulwark against Venetian expansionism. Pope ...

Author of contribution: Janez, published 15. 9. 2015

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