Giulio Clovio (1498-1578)  miniature by Simonzio Lupi (c.1556-c.1575) in Additional 33733,British Library. Charles V enthroned over his defeated enemies (from left to right): Sultan Suleiman, Pope Clement VII, Francis I, the Duke of Cleves, the Duke of Saxony and the Landgrave of Hesse.

Giulio Clovio (1498-1578) miniature by Simonzio Lupi (c.1556-c.1575) in Additional 33733,British Library. Charles V enthroned over his defeated enemies (from left to right): Sultan Suleiman, Pope Clement VII, Francis I, the Duke of Cleves, the Duke of Saxony and the Landgrave of Hesse.

Solemn entry of emperor Charles V and pope Clement VII into Bologna, November 5th, 1529.The persons at the head of the cortége are the great dignitaries of the Church, the first bearing the pastoral staff,the 2nd the pontifical tiara,and the two others golden candelabra. The taper bearers precede the holy sacrament (see the next engraving).Military and religious life in the Middle Ages and at the period of the Renaissance (1870)

Solemn entry of emperor Charles V and pope Clement VII into Bologna, November 5th, 1529.The persons at the head of the cortége are the great dignitaries of the Church, the first bearing the pastoral staff,the 2nd the pontifical tiara,and the two others golden candelabra. The taper bearers precede the holy sacrament (see the next engraving).Military and religious life in the Middle Ages and at the period of the Renaissance (1870)

Meeting of Francis I and Pope Clement VII in Marseilles 13 October 1533 - Pope Clement VII - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Meeting of Francis I and Pope Clement VII in Marseilles 13 October 1533 - Pope Clement VII - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Letter sent to Pope Clement VII by Henry VIII (and the 81 noblemen whose seals are affixed) to dissolve his marriage to Katherine of Aragon, 1530

Revealed: Signed by 81 noblemen, the threatening letter sent to a Pope 'asking' him to annul Henry VIII's first marriage

Letter sent to Pope Clement VII by Henry VIII (and the 81 noblemen whose seals are affixed) to dissolve his marriage to Katherine of Aragon, 1530

Alessandro de Medici The Medici family played a major role in the Italian Renaissance. Not only did Alessandro patronize many of the greatest artists of the time, he was buried in a tomb designed by Michelangelo. Medici was the first black head of state in the Western World, but his ethnicity was rarely addressed. The prince was born to a black servant woman named Simonetta da Collavechio and 17-year-old Cardinal Giulio de Medici, who later became Pope Clement VII.

18 Famous Black People You May Not Have Known Were Black

Alessandro de Medici The Medici family played a major role in the Italian Renaissance. Not only did Alessandro patronize many of the greatest artists of the time, he was buried in a tomb designed by Michelangelo. Medici was the first black head of state in the Western World, but his ethnicity was rarely addressed. The prince was born to a black servant woman named Simonetta da Collavechio and 17-year-old Cardinal Giulio de Medici, who later became Pope Clement VII.

September 25, 1534 - Death of Pope Clement VII, the man who refused to annul Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Read more on www.janetwertman.com

September 25, 1534 - Death of Pope Clement VII, the man who refused to annul Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Read more on www.janetwertman.com

Allegory showing Charles V (centre) enthroned over his defeated enemies (from left to right): Suleiman the Magnificent, Pope Clement VII, Francis I, the Duke of Cleves, the Duke of Saxony and the Landgrave of Hesse

Allegory showing Charles V (centre) enthroned over his defeated enemies (from left to right): Suleiman the Magnificent, Pope Clement VII, Francis I, the Duke of Cleves, the Duke of Saxony and the Landgrave of Hesse

Pope Clement VII (Italian: Papa Clemente VII; Latin: Clemens VII) (26 May 1478 – 25 September 1534), born Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici, was Pope from 19 November 1523 to his death in 1534. The Sack of Rome and English Reformation occurred during his papacy.

Pope Clement VII (Italian: Papa Clemente VII; Latin: Clemens VII) (26 May 1478 – 25 September 1534), born Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici, was Pope from 19 November 1523 to his death in 1534. The Sack of Rome and English Reformation occurred during his papacy.

A letter to Pope Clement VII pleading for the annulment of the marriage of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon is seen in the Vatican Secret Archives. The letter includes the wax seals of the members of the English House of Lords, clergy and other nobility who wrote and signed it. (Photo by Vatican Secret Archives via CNS)

A letter to Pope Clement VII pleading for the annulment of the marriage of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon is seen in the Vatican Secret Archives. The letter includes the wax seals of the members of the English House of Lords, clergy and other nobility who wrote and signed it. (Photo by Vatican Secret Archives via CNS)

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