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Julius III
Papacy began 7 February 1550
Papacy ended 23 March 1555
Predecessor Pope Paul III
Successor Pope Marcellus II
Consecration 12 November 1514
by Antonio Maria Ciocchi del Monte
Created Cardinal 22 December 1536
Personal details
Birth name Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte
Born 10 September 1487(1487-09-10)
Rome, Papal State
Died 23 March 1555(1555-03-23) (aged 67)
Rome, Papal State

Other Popes named Julius

Pope Julius III (Latin: Julius Tertius; 10 September 1487 – 23 March 1555), born Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 222nd Pope from February 1550 until his death in 1555.[1]

Early life

Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte was born in Rome in 1487.[2]

Ciocchi del Monte studied law at the University of Perugia and the University of Siena.[2]


In 1512, Ciocchi del Monte became Archbishop of Siponto (Manfredonia) in Apulia.[2]

Inm 1520, he was made Bishop of Pavia.[2]


Pope Paul III made Ciocchi del Monte a Cardinal in 1536. He became Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina in 1543.[2]

He participated in the Council of Trent.[2]


Cardinal Ciocchi del Monte was elected pope on 7 February 1550.[2]

Pope Julius was involved in Italian and European political disputes.[2]

Pope Julius re-opened the Council of Trent.[3]

Related pages


Coat of arms of Julius III
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 "Pope Julius III," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-3.
  3. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1839). "Julius III," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 13, p. 146.
  • P. Messina, 'Del Monte, Innocenzo', Dizionario biografico degli italiani, Vol 38, Rome, 1990..


Smith, Marc (2002). "Julius III". In Levillain, Philippe. The Papacy: Gaius-Proxies. Routledge.
O'Malley, John W (2009). A History of the Popes: From Peter to the Present. Government Institutes.
  • Bayle, Pierre. "Jules III." Dictionnaire historique et critique. Vol. 15. Paris: Desoer, 1820.
  • Burkle-Young, Francis A., and Michael Leopoldo Doerrer. The Life of Cardinal Innocenzo del Monte: A Scandal in Scarlet. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen, 1997.
  • Dall'Orto, Giovanni. London: Routledge, 2001. 234-35.
  • Kelly, J. N. D. The Oxford Dictionary of Popes. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Paul III
7 February 1550 – 23 March 1555
Succeeded by
Marcellus II