Clement VII


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Clement VII

Originally Giulio de' Medici. 1478?-1534.
Pope (1523-1534) who refused to grant the divorce of Henry VIII from Catherine of Aragon and was unable to stop Henry's break with the Roman Catholic Church.

Clement VII

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(Biography) original name Giulio de' Medici. 1478–1534, pope (1523–34): refused to authorize the annulment of the marriage of Henry VIII of England to Catherine of Aragon (1533)
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Noun1.Clement VII - Italian pope from 1523 to 1534 who broke with Henry VIII of England after Henry VIII divorced Catherine of Aragon and married Anne Boleyn (1478-1534)
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Napoleon certainly he knew something of, inasmuch as he had seen and spoken with him; but of Clement VII.
While in a pilgrimage in Rome in 1525, Pope Clement VII, who heard of Merici's success in the home schools, invited her to collaborate with the Divine Love, a charitable institute.
Except in a few highlights during the reign of Clement VII, such as his chilling portrait of the pope from Capodimonte, Sebastiano's twilight is apparent in the late 1520s and early 1530s.
Alessandro's life was brief, turbulent and (like much Italian politics of the time) largely defined by the twin poles of the Papacy and Holy Roman Empire, to which he had advantageously close ties; Pope Clement VII was his uncle and Emperor Charles V, eventually, his father-in-law.
Alessandro was mocked as a 'mule' and his life was brief, turbulent and (like much Italian politics of the time) largely defined by the twin poles of the Papacy and Holy Roman Empire, to which he had close ties; Pope Clement VII was his uncle and Emperor Charles V, his father-in-law.
Alessandro was mocked as a 'mule' and his life was brief, turbulent and (like much Italian politics of the time) largely defined by the twin poles of the Papacy and Holy Roman Empire, to which he had advantageously close ties; Pope Clement VII was his uncle and Emperor Charles V, his father-in-law.
In this section a misprint also slipped in, the pope who died in 1394 was not Clement VI but Clement VII (43).
The evocation of the years from 1480 through 1527 is rather rhapsodic: Only a few pages are devoted to the crucial papacy of Leo X [1513-1521]--the first Medici pope--and to the early years of Clement VII [1523-1527].
Domingo de Betanzos' Gifts to Pope Clement VII in 1532-1533: Tracking the Early History of Some Mexican Objects and Codices in Italy
On July 11, 1533, Pope Clement VII issued a bull of excommunication against England's King Henry VIII for the annulment of the king's marriage to Catherine of Aragon and subsequent marriage to second wife Anne Boleyn.
Urban VI quickly fell out of favor, leading to the election of a 'rival pope,' Pope Clement VII, in September of that year, who re-established the papacy in Avignon 6 meaning the Catholic Church now had a pope and an 'anti-pope,' thereby dividing the European continent.