Pope Leo, X

Pope Leo, X

Birth
Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Death 1 Dec 1521 (aged 63)
Vatican City
Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID 8815455 · View Source
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Pope. Born Giovanni De Medici, second son of Lorenzo The Magnificent. Grew up in luxury during the Renaissance, he received the finest education available in Europe at the court of his father under several tutors, including the philosopher Pico Della Mirandola. Leo had appointed Raphael to proceed with the building of St. Peter's, but lack of funds forced the great artist to chafe in idleness. The Pope granted an indulgence to all who under the usual conditions contributed to the building of the basilica. Tetzel, preaching this indulgence in Germany, stirred a stormy Augustinian to challenge him and indulgences on October 31, 1517. From 1517 to 1521 Martin Luther drifted into open rebellion against the Catholic religion. Leo was quite patient with him, but at last in 1520 he condemned Luther's errors by the bull "Exsurge Domine."Leo X died suddenly, leaving behind him political turmoil in Italy and religious turmoil spreading across northern Europe.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: MC
  • Added: 23 May 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8815455
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pope Leo, X (11 Dec 1457–1 Dec 1521), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8815455, citing Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Church, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .