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Clement VII.

1. Robert of Geneva (ca. 1342–94); antipope 1378–94 (see Babylonian Captivity, 2; Schism, 8).

2. Giulio de' Medici (1478–1534). Nephew of Lorenzo the Magnificent and cousin of Leo X (see Popes, 20); b. Florence, It.; cardinal 1513; pope 1523–34; taken prisoner 1527 when Rome was sacked by imperial troops; released; returned to Rome 1528; made peace with Charles V; refused to sanction divorce of Henry* VIII from Catherine of Aragon. See also Holy Leagues and Alliances, 5; Medici, 2.

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