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Julius II,

1443–1513, pope (1503–13), an Italian named Giuliano della Rovere, b. Savona; successor of Pius III. His uncle Sixtus IV gave him many offices and created him cardinal. Innocent VIII, successor to Sixtus IV, was entirely under Cardinal della Rovere's influence, and it was in reaction to the cardinal's power that the rest of the cardinals elected (1492) his bitter enemy, Rodrigo Borgia, as Pope Alexander VIAlexander VI,
1431?–1503, pope (1492–1503), a Spaniard (b. Játiva) named Rodrigo de Borja or, in Italian, Rodrigo Borgia; successor of Innocent VIII. He took Borja as his surname from his mother's brother Alfonso, who was Pope Calixtus III.
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. Giuliano went into voluntary exile and had little to do with ecclesiastical affairs until Alexander's death (1503). Pius III succeeded for less than a month, and Giuliano succeeded him. Pope Julius showed himself first of all a warrior, and he ably completed the work, begun by his enemy Cesare Borgia, of restoring the Papal States to the church. Having joined the League of Cambrai, he was at war with Venice until 1509 and won back Ravenna, Rimini, and Faenza. He then formed (1510) the anti-French Holy LeagueHoly League,
in Italian history, alliance formed (1510–11) by Pope Julius II during the Italian Wars for the purpose of expelling Louis XII of France from Italy, thereby consolidating papal power.
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. The resultant struggle was a draw (see Italian WarsItalian Wars,
1494–1559, series of regional wars brought on by the efforts of the great European powers to control the small independent states of Italy. Renaissance Italy was split into numerous rival states, most of which sought foreign alliances to increase their
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). In 1512 he assembled the Fifth Lateran CouncilLateran Council, Fifth,
1512–17, 18th ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church, convened by Pope Julius II and continued by his successor Leo X. Julius called the council to counter an attempt begun (1510) by Louis XII of France to revive the conciliar theory (i.e.
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, which condemned the Gallicanism of the church in France and abolished simony in the college of cardinals. Julius was a great patron of art, and Raphael (who painted his portrait), Michelangelo, and Bramante enjoyed his favor. He laid the cornerstone of St. Peter's. Worldly as Julius was, he was one of the first to suppress nepotism and to try, albeit feebly, to break the hold of corruption on Rome. He was succeeded by Leo X.

Julius II


(secular name, Giuliano della Rovere). Born Dec. 5, 1443, in Albissola; died Feb. 21, 1513, in Rome. Pope from 1503.

Julius sought to strengthen papal authority and increase the territory of the Papal States. To further these ends, he intervened in the Italian Wars of 1494–1559. In 1508 he joined the anti-Venetian League of Cambrai; he won from Venice the return of the captured cities of Romagna. In 1511 he became the head of the anti-French Holy League. He increased the activity of the Inquisition and helped broaden the trade in indulgences.

A patron of the arts, Julius invited D. Bramante, Michelangelo, Raphael, and other architects, sculptors, and painters to Rome.

Julius II

original name Guiliano della Rovere. 1443--1513, pope (1503--13). He completed the restoration of the Papal States to the Church, began the building of St Peter's, Rome (1506), and patronized Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bramante
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Ultimately, Alexander's successor, Pope Julius II, arranged to capture Cesare in 1504 and sent him to Spain, where he died in 1507.
That was the year in which it was published as the original of Raphael's celebrated Portrait of Pope Julius II, having been --in the words of the relevant National Gallery catalogue--'Hitherto catalogued as an early copy of what was considered by his contemporaries to be one of the most celebrated and epoch-making of Raphael's portraits.
The shortest papal conclave took place in October 1503 when Giuliano della Rovere was elected as Pope Julius II, succeeding Pope Pius III it took just ten hours.
He asks the reader to imagine Pope Julius II sitting with his back to the depictions of Canon and Civic Law and looking out the window beneath the Parnassus to his villa, influenced as it was by the ancient ruins of Praeneste with its temple of Lortuna Primigenia, an oracular site.
1) Beyond his impatience with the film's pace, Crowther was disappointed with the "arrogant, agonized and cranky" artist Michelangelo played by Charlton Heston, and the "interesting, quizzical" Pope Julius II (r.
My idea is that the portrait was conceived by Michelangelo when he worked on the tomb of Pope Julius II," the historian added.
Alexander's successor, Pope Julius II, gave serious thought to eventually canonizing Savonarola, or so the pro-Savonarolan piagnoni alleged, and in 1502 Piero Soderini, an on-again/off-again piagnone throughout the 1490s, was elected gon-faloniere-for-life and implemented a number of measures of domestic and foreign policy consistent with Savonarola's politio-religious thought.
Under the patronage of Pope Julius II, Michelangelo painted 1,100 square metres of the chapel ceiling between 1508 and 1512.
1508: Pope Julius II ex-communicated the entire population of Venice.
He says the Borgias were victims of a smear campaign by Alexander VI's successor, Pope Julius II, to ensure no Borgia became pope again.
In fact, Pope Julius II gifted him the Sword of State, now displayed among the Honours of Scotland at Edinburgh Castle.