Leo X

Pope Leo X Full Name: Leo X [Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici]
Nationality: Italian

Profession: Pope
Why Famous: Best remembered for granting indulgences for those who donated to reconstruct St. Peter's Basilica, which practice was challenged by Martin Luther's 95 Theses. Did not take seriously the array of demands for church reform that would quickly grow into the Protestant Reformation.

Born: December 11, 1475
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy

Died: December 1, 1521 (aged 45)

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