Pope Clement VII Medici

Giulio di Giuliano Medici (1478 - abt. 1534)

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Giulio di Giuliano (Pope Clement VII) Medici aka de' Medici
Born in Florence, Italymap
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Died about in Rome, Italymap
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Preceded by
Adrian VI
219th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
19 November 1523 - 25 September 1534
Succeeded by
Paul III


Clement VII was born Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici 1478. His father Giuliano de' Medici, brother to Lorenzo the Magnificent, was assassinated by the Pazzi family.

During his time as Pope, Rome was sacked by Spanish and German troops on May 6th, 1527.[1]

Modern scholarship believes he fathered an illegitimate son, Alessandro "il Moro" de' Medici, Duke of Florence, by Simonetta da Collevecchio. Alessandro, however, was recognized as the only son of Lorenzo II de' Medici.[2][3]

Today, "the greater majority of the noble houses of Italy can today trace their ancestry back to Alessandro de Medici," including the Hapsburgs, and a, "number of other princely families of Europe."[3]


Simonetta da Collevecchio. Issue:[2] Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence[2][4]


  1. Wikipedia: May 6
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wikipedia: Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence
  3. 3.0 3.1 Alessandro de Medici. Frontline. PBS.
  4. Wikipedia: List of sexually active popes

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