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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Julius II Originally Giuliano della Rovere. 1443-1513. Pope (1503-1513) who enlarged the temporal power of the papacy and was active in military campaigns in Europe. He also ordered the construction of Saint Peter's in Rome and commissioned Michelangelo to decorate the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.


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  • Moreover, it was not long before your family was reinstated in its rights by a bull of Julius II, which is now preserved -- a precious jewel -- in your family archives.

    Lucretia Borgia According to Original Documents and Correspondence of Her Day

  • Commissioned by Lorenzo de'Medici's son, Pope Leo X, in 1515, the tapestries followed the earlier Sistine Chapel decorations, including Michelangelo's renowned ceiling frescoes, commissioned by Leo X's predecessor, Julius II.

    Woven into the Fabric of the Church

  • The beneficiary of nepotism -- his uncle was Sixtus IV, who made the young Giuliano a cardinal -- Julius II bribed his way to election as pontiff.

    Thomas Worcester: From Prince To Pastor: How The Papacy Has Changed

  • This book's essays focus on select, fascinating popes from Julius II, patron of Michelangelo and warrior prince, to John Paul II, itinerant spokesman for peace and pastor of a world-wide church.

    Thomas Worcester: From Prince To Pastor: How The Papacy Has Changed

  • This second prong of the attack is given a sharp point in the second text included in the Oneworld volume, Pope Julius Barred from Heaven, a witty dialogue in which St Peter, the keeper of the keys of heaven, refuses to admit, or to recognize as his successor, Julius II, the warlike Pope who died in 1513.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • We can have Pius X; we can have Alexander VI and Julius II; but the Church is still the spotless bride of Christ, and the Faith is still the Faith.

    Modern world: a desert of God

  • Alexander VI sacrificed his duty to concubinage and nepotism and money; Julius II to political power; the concilar popes to a dream of a universal one world state in which the Church would supply the spiritualizing element and we'd all live a happy and healthy and prosperous and uplifting life.

    Modern world: a desert of God

  • The consensus of nearly all modern scholars is that the little dialogue, though too extreme for him to embrace publicly, was another manifestation of his hatred for war and his antipathy toward Julius II as the chief warmonger of his time.

    Desiderius Erasmus

  • Erasmus had witnessed the formal occupation of the conquered city of Bologna by Julius II in 1509 and had been shocked at the sight of a pope, clad in pontifical robes and astride his horse, leading his army into Bologna to accept the surrender of the city's magistrates.

    Desiderius Erasmus

  • Also coming from his years at Cambridge was a satirical dialogue that he never acknowledged, harshly criticizing the recently deceased warrior-pope Julius II, whose triumphant entry into the conquered city of Bologna he had witnessed in

    Desiderius Erasmus


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