Julius II

The Warrior Pope Julius II Full Name: Julius II [Giuliano della Rovere]

Profession: The Warrior Pope
Why Famous: Nicknamed "The Fearsome Pope" and "The Warrior Pope", was Pope from 1 November 1503 to his death in 1513. His papacy was marked by an active foreign policy, ambitious building projects, and patronage for the arts—he commissioned the destruction and rebuilding of St. Peter's Basilica, plus Michelangelo's decoration of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Born: December 5, 1443
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albisola, Republic of Genoa

Died: February 21, 1513 (aged 69)

Historical Events in the Life of Julius II

  • 1503-11-11 Pope Julius II elected
  • 1506-10-07 Pope Julius II & France occupy Bologna
  • 1509-04-27 Pope Julius II excommunicates Italian state of Venice
  • 1510-02-24 Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice
  • 1512-05-03 Pope Julius II opens 5th Council of Lateran at St. John Lateran Basilica in Rome

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