Pope Julius II facts

Julius II
Papacy began November 1, 1503
Papacy ended February 21, 1513
Predecessor Pius III
Successor Leo X
Personal details
Birth name Giuliano della Rovere
Born December 5, 1443
Albisola, Italy
Died February 21, 1513
Rome, Italy
Other Popes named Julius

Pope Julius II (Latin: Iulius Secundus; December 5, 1443 - February 21, 1513), originally Giuliano Della Rovere, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 217th Pope from 1503 until his death in 1513. He was known as "the Warrior Pope."

He was the nephew of Pope Sixtus IV.

Early life

Giuliano della Rovere was the son of Rafaello della Rovere.

His uncle would become Pope Sixtus IV.

Cardinal

In 1471, Sixtus made della Rovere a cardinal.

Pope

Della Rovere was elected pope in 1503; and he chose to be called Julius II.

Pope Julius was involved in Italian and European political disputes.

In 1506, Pope Julius he established the Swiss Guard.

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