Francesco Todeschini is elected Pope Pius III

(74 words)
  • Editors

Historical Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 12: Global Voices, Global Histories: World Literatures and Cultures.

Francesco Todeschini is elected Pope Pius III, as successor to Alexander VI. The princes in the Romagna and other Papal States who Cesare Borgia had deposed rise against him and the Orsini return to Rome. In a situation of tense political factionalism, Cardinal Todeschini was a compromise candidate, coming as he did neither from the Borgia or the della Rovere factions. However, his pontificate was ultimately brief, as he died 26 days later on 22 October 1503.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.

Editors. "Francesco Todeschini is elected Pope Pius III". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[, accessed 29 November 2015.]