Power, Greed, insanity, men of low conversion. You must understand that there are secrets to the underbelly of this world that people may not be ready to accept. I cannot exaggerate the claims I make nor can I water down the Truth. If a man is not of God I know by the way he speaks, the way he walks, and what's in his eyes lurks in his soul. Religion has more power to force obedience than the political institution. It was one of the first moves they made against The Order.
Pope Leo X 1475 – 1521. Pope from 1513 to his death in 1521. Was born Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici, He is known for starting indulgences.(paying catholic for forgiveness of your sins) and the writing the Exsurge Domine challenging of Martin Luther 95 Theses. This was all a plan to show publicly an argument between the differing sides. This way catholic’s chose to create their own rebellion, one that could be more easily controlled and directed.
Pope Leo X (Pontificate 1513-21) He was born Giovanni de' Medici, a Florentine, and as pope he promoted the return of the Medici to power in Florence. He was the second son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, and groomed for high ecclesiastical office from a young age. He was a keen humanist, and attracted distinguished scholars and writers to the papal court. His renewal of Julius II's policy of issuing indulgences, to provide for rebuilding St. Peter's Basilica, led to Luther's protest in…
The Medici Pope - (Giovanni de' Medici becomes Pope Leo X in 1513 and begins to sell indulgences to restore papal funds; Martin Luther protests the selling of indulgences)
Portrait length color image of Pope Leo X aka. Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici, by George Stuart.
Papal States - Rome - Pope Leo X (Giovanni de 'Medici,(1475-1521) c. 1513-1521, Restitution medal
Pope Leo X, Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici (1475-1521)
Pietro Bembo, Letters Written for Leo X. In Latin, Autograph, Rome, Sixteenth century. Pietro Bembo, writer, scholar, and collector, was among the most eminent and influential literary men of the sixteenth century. He served as secretary to Pope Leo X (1513-1521) and in 1539 became a cardinal. His elegant Ciceronian Latin set the standard for learned and diplomatic correspondence throughout Europe. His autograph letters, such as the one on display, provide a good sample of "chancery…
Pope Leo X (1475-1521) (Pope from 1513-1521) was the first of the four Medici popes. Son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, he was a great patron of the arts including artists like Raphael and MIchelangelo. His selling of indulgences led Martin Luther to post his 95 Thesis, sparking the Protestant Reformation. This famous portrait with Caridnal Giulio de' Medici (later Pope Clement VII) in the background was painted by Raphael.