Leo X

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Leo X

Originally Giovanni de Medici. 1475-1521.
Pope (1513-1521) who concluded a concordat with France (1516) and excommunicated Martin Luther (1521).

Leo X

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(Biography) original name Giovanni de' Medici. 1475–1521, pope (1513–21): noted for his patronage of Renaissance art and learning; excommunicated Luther (1521)
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Noun1.Leo X - son of Lorenzo de'Medici and pope from 1513 to 1521 who excommunicated Martin Luther and who in 1521 bestowed on Henry VIII the title of Defender of the Faith (1475-1521)Leo X - son of Lorenzo de'Medici and pope from 1513 to 1521 who excommunicated Martin Luther and who in 1521 bestowed on Henry VIII the title of Defender of the Faith (1475-1521)
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He denounced the corruption he saw among clergy in Rome and believed salvation came through faith alone--views that did not sit well with Pope Leo X.
The move is a marked departure from Pope Leo X, who in 1521 excommunicated Luther, calling him "a drunken German who will change his mind when sober.
The aim of Marco Perale's essay is to explore the post-Cambrai religious, social, and political implications of the institution of the "archpriest of the Cathedral of Belluno" ("arcipretura," "arch-praetor'); created personally for Pierio 27 July 1517 by Pope Leo X Medici, and the author does this accurately and skillfully.
And in films about Martin Luther and the Reformation (like Eric Till's Luther), Pope Leo X ends up defending insufferable practices.