Montblanc - Pope Julius II - 2005 Edition: 4,810 Pens Type: Fountain Pen

Coat of arms of Julius II in the Sistine Chapel. Julius II entered into the "Holy League of 1511". He allied with Ferdinand II and the Venetians against France.In short time,both Henry VIII,King of England (1509–47), and Maximilian I also joined the "Holy League of 1511."His remains, along with those of his uncle, Pope Sixtus IV, were later desecrated during the Sack of Rome in 1527.

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Portrait of Pope Julius II, ca. 1512 by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino - Raphael (1483-1520)

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Bowl with the arms of Pope Julius II and the Manzoli of Bologna, maiolica, workshop of Giovanni Maria Vasaro (Italian), 1508 -- The oak tree beneath the papal keys and tiara, the festoons of acorns, and the shields inscribed "IV II" (for Julius II) associate this object with Pope Julius II della Rovere (r. 1503–12), whose heraldic device was the oak tree. At the lower edge the coat of arms of Melchiorre di Giorgio Manzoli (Bolognese) who was probably the bowl's recipient.

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Portrait of Pope Julius II - Titian. 1545-46. Oil on wood. 99 x 82 cm. Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy.

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Pope Julius II, Pope from 1503 until 1513, during the very early years of Henry's reign, well before Henry's issues with the Church and Anne Boleyn came into the picture. Julius was responsible for issuing the special dispensation for Henry to marry Catherine of Aragon (needed because she had been previously married to his brother Arthur).

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An Italian maiolica bowl, 1508, with the heraldic arms of Pope Julius II and the Manzoli of Bologna surrounded by putti, cornucopiae, satyrs, dolphins, birds, etc. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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Pope Julius 2nd:

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