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Julius III

(Giammaria [or Giovanni Maria] Ciocchi del Monte; 1487–1555). B. Rome; cardinal 1536; Council of Trent's* 1st pres. and papal legate 1545; pope 1550–55; confirmed Society* of Jesus 1550 and increased its privileges; sent R. Pole* to reunite Eng. with RC Ch. 1554; patron of Michelangelo.*


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