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Luther's 95 Theses and Pope Leo X

“Do you think that Luther really believed that Pope Leo X did not know what the indulgence salesmen were saying?”

Martin Luther (1483 – 1546) was the head of the Protestant Reformation in the late fifteenth century. 132 more words

School Essays

Dante: an Absence Becomes a Presence

On May 14th 1865 a statue of Dante created by a sculptor Enrico Pazzi was placed in the middle of piazza Santa Croce. The king of the recently united Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II, unveiled the sculpture in the presence of the highest dignitaries and township of Florence. 736 more words

Historian's Almanac: January 3, 2015

On this day in 1521 Pope Leo X (Giovanni di Lorenzo de’ Medici) issued the papal bull, Decet Romanum Pontificum, excommunicating the German Monk, … 365 more words

Historian's Almanac

Leo X: The Pope who made the Reformation Possible

On 1st December 1521, Pope Leo X died after a brief illness. He had only been Pontiff since 1513, and yet his reign had seen the first cracks starting to appear in the Roman Catholic Church’s position of primacy in Western European spiritual and political life. 338 more words

Church History

Dinner, Distractions, Drought - 1

I have just about recovered. Twenty-seven guests to a party to celebrate my sister’s birthday. Most came from the US and England; all arrived at different times and no one knew Italian. 396 more words

Human Interest

>Some Lenten Friday Morsels

>Some items for you to chew on, gentle reader:

– Like the rest of the world I am following the news out of Japan and the Pacific Rim, and am hoping to have news from family and friends in Tokyo and elsewhere at some point telling us they are okay. 525 more words


The MEDICI: part 3- Pope Leo X

The Medici were the greatest patrons of the arts and the godfathers of Florence. Their patronage had helped to bring about a great revival of culture in Italy, called the Renaissance. 779 more words

Italian History And Art