Stock Photo : Italy. Rome. Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli. Sculpture of Pope Leo X.

Stock Photo : Italy. Rome. Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli. Sculpture of Pope Leo X.

Pope Leo X 1475 – 1521.  Pope from 1513 to his death in 1521. Was born Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici, He is known for starting indulgences.(paying catholic for forgiveness of your sins)  and the writing the Exsurge Domine challenging of Martin Luther 95 Theses.  This was all a plan to show publicly an argument between the differing sides. This way catholic’s chose to create their own rebellion, one that could be more easily controlled and directed.

Pope Leo X 1475 – 1521. Pope from 1513 to his death in 1521. Was born Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici, He is known for starting indulgences.(paying catholic for forgiveness of your sins) and the writing the Exsurge Domine challenging of Martin Luther 95 Theses. This was all a plan to show publicly an argument between the differing sides. This way catholic’s chose to create their own rebellion, one that could be more easily controlled and directed.

Portrait length color image of Pope Leo X aka. Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici, by George Stuart.

Portrait length color image of Pope Leo X aka. Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici, by George Stuart.

Pope Leo X, who was Pope from 1514 until his death in 1521. This was during Henry's early reign, and before his issues with the Church and before Anne Boleyn, of course. Therefore, Leo and Henry didn't have any issues of note.

Pope Leo X, who was Pope from 1514 until his death in 1521. This was during Henry's early reign, and before his issues with the Church and before Anne Boleyn, of course. Therefore, Leo and Henry didn't have any issues of note.

Pope Leo X (1475-1521) (Pope from 1513-1521) was the first of the four Medici popes.  Son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, he was a great patron of the arts including artists like Raphael and MIchelangelo.  His selling of indulgences led Martin Luther to post his 95 Thesis, sparking the Protestant Reformation.  This famous portrait with Caridnal Giulio de' Medici (later Pope Clement VII) in the background was painted by Raphael.

Pope Leo X (1475-1521) (Pope from 1513-1521) was the first of the four Medici popes. Son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, he was a great patron of the arts including artists like Raphael and MIchelangelo. His selling of indulgences led Martin Luther to post his 95 Thesis, sparking the Protestant Reformation. This famous portrait with Caridnal Giulio de' Medici (later Pope Clement VII) in the background was painted by Raphael.

Pope Leo X (after Raphael) - Fernando Botero - WikiArt.org

Pope Leo X (after Raphael) - Fernando Botero - WikiArt.org

Cardinal Alfonso Petrucci (c. 1490-1517)  Put to death for a conspiracy to murder Pope Leo X.

Cardinal Alfonso Petrucci (c. 1490-1517) Put to death for a conspiracy to murder Pope Leo X.

Pope Leo X. Giovanni de Medici (1475-1521). During a reign (1513-21) noted for extravagance and the rise of the Reformation Movement in response to the sale of Papal indulgences during which the excommunication of Martin Luther was the final episode. Offered is extraordinary mid-18th century unsigned Ms in Italian, 4pp, 6in x 8in. Darkly penned. With translation. General toning; occasional light foxing; else VG . Headed "Brigidine Rosary Indulgence. Bull of Leo X, upon the supplication of…

Pope Leo X. Giovanni de Medici (1475-1521). During a reign (1513-21) noted for extravagance and the rise of the Reformation Movement in response to the sale of Papal indulgences during which the excommunication of Martin Luther was the final episode. Offered is extraordinary mid-18th century unsigned Ms in Italian, 4pp, 6in x 8in. Darkly penned. With translation. General toning; occasional light foxing; else VG . Headed "Brigidine Rosary Indulgence. Bull of Leo X, upon the supplication of…

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