Pope Paul III
|Papacy began||October 13, 1534|
|Papacy ended||November 10, 1549|
|Predecessor||Pope Clement VII|
|Successor||Pope Julius III|
|Birth name||Alessandro Farnese|
|Born||February 29, 1468|
|Died||November 10, 1549|
|Other popes named Paul|
Pope Paul III (Latin: Paulus Tertius; February 29, 1468 – November 10, 1549), born Alessandro Farnese, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 221st Pope from 1534 to 1549.
Early life[change | change source]
Alessandro Farnese was born in an ancient Roman family. His grandfather was commander-in-chief of the papal troops under Pope Eugenius IV.
Cardinal[change | change source]
In 1493, Pope Alexander VI made Farnese a cardinal.
Pope[change | change source]
Cardinal Farnese was elected Pope in 1534; and he chose to be called Paul III.
Pope Paul was involved in Italian and European political disputes.
Council of Trent[change | change source]
He convened the Council of Trent in 1545.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-02.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Pope Paul III," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-10-29.
- ↑ "Paul III," Encyclopedia Britannica (1911), pp. 955-956.
- ↑ Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1833). "Paul III," Penny cyclopaedia, Vols. 17-18, p. 323.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Paulus III at Wikimedia Commons
- Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. .
- Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Paul III
- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Farnese Archived 2008-05-15 at the Wayback Machine