Pope Julius III

Julius III
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Papacy began7 February 1550
Papacy ended23 March 1555
PredecessorPope Paul III
SuccessorPope Marcellus II
Consecration12 November 1514
by Antonio Maria Ciocchi del Monte
Created Cardinal22 December 1536
Personal details
Birth nameGiovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte
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Rome, Papal State
Died23 March 1555(1555-03-23) (aged 67)
Rome, Papal State
Other Popes named Julius
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Pope Julius III (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.; 10 September 1487 – 23 March 1555), born Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 222nd Pope from February 1550 until his death in 1555.[1]

Early life

Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte was born in Rome in 1487.[2]

Ciocchi del Monte studied law at the University of Perugia and the University of Siena.[2]


In 1512, Ciocchi del Monte became Archbishop of Siponto (Manfredonia) in Apulia.[2]

Inm 1520, he was made Bishop of Pavia.[2]


Pope Paul III made Ciocchi del Monte a Cardinal in 1536. He became Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina in 1543.[2]

He participated in the Council of Trent.[2]


Cardinal Ciocchi del Monte was elected pope on 7 February 1550.[2]

Pope Julius was involved in Italian and European political disputes.[2]

Pope Julius re-opened the Council of Trent.[3]

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Coat of arms of Julius III
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 "Pope Julius III," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-3.
  3. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1839). "Julius III," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 13, p. 146.
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  • Bayle, Pierre. "Jules III." Dictionnaire historique et critique. Vol. 15. Paris: Desoer, 1820.
  • Burkle-Young, Francis A., and Michael Leopoldo Doerrer. The Life of Cardinal Innocenzo del Monte: A Scandal in Scarlet. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen, 1997.
  • Dall'Orto, Giovanni. "Julius III." Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History from Antiquity to World War II. Robert Aldrich and Garry Wotherspoon, eds. London: Routledge, 2001. 234-35.
  • Kelly, J. N. D. The Oxford Dictionary of Popes. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Other websites


  • 15px "Pope Julius III". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • Catholic Hierarchy, Julius III
  • Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Ciocchi del Monte

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
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7 February 1550 – 23 March 1555
Succeeded by
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