Pope Paul III facts
|Papacy began||October 13, 1534|
|Papacy ended||November 10, 1549|
|Predecessor||Pope Clement VII|
|Successor||Pope Julius III|
|Birth name||Alessandro Farnese|
|Born||February 29, 1468|
|Died||November 10, 1549
|Other Popes named Paul|
Alessandro Farnese was born in an ancient Roman family. His grandfather was commander-in-chief of the papal troops under Pope Eugenius IV.
Cardinal Farnese was elected Pope in 1534; and he chose to be called Paul III.
Pope Paul was involved in Italian and European political disputes.
Council of Trent
He convened the Council of Trent in 1545.
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