Pope Leo X dies

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Historical Context Note

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

Pope Leo X dies, aged 45. He was the son of Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence, and his pontificate was marked by his sale of indulgences to fund the rebuilding of St Peter's basilica, and his opposition to Martin Luther's 95 Theses.
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Editors. "Pope Leo X dies". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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