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Pope Leo X
|Papacy began||9 March 1513|
|Papacy ended||1 December 1521|
|Predecessor||Pope Julius II|
|Successor||Pope Adrian VI|
|Birth name||Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici|
11 December 1475 |
1 December 1521 (aged 45) |
Pope Leo X (Latin: Leo Decimus; 11 December 1475 – 1 December 1521), born Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 218th Pope from 1513 to his death in 1521.
Cardinal Medici was elected pope on 9 March 1513. On the 15 March he was ordained priest, and he was consecrated as bishop on March 17. He was crowned Pope on 19 March at the age of 37.
Pope Leo was involved in Italian and European political disputes.
- "Leo X", Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911
- Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Leo X
- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Medici
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