|221st Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
7 February 1550 to 23 March 1555.
He was consecrated as Bishop on 12 November 1514 by his uncle, Antonio Maria Ciocchi del Monte and created a Cardinal on 22 December 1536 by Paul III.
He was Archbishop of Manfredonia (1512-1544); Bishop of Pavia (1521-1530); Cardinal-Priest of Santa Prassede (1542-1543); Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina (1543-1550).
He was elected Pope on 7 February 1550 and took the name Julius III. He died on 23 March 1555 in Rome.
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On 13 Oct 2018 at 02:26 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote: