Leo X

Pope Leo X

Full Name: Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici
Profession: Pope

Nationality:
Italy
Italian

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
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: December 1, 1521 (aged 45)

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