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Pope Julius: Michelangelo’s Greatest Patron

Pope Julius II (on a coin, above, left) was  Michelangelo’s greatest patron. He had waited years to become pope, politicking around, pulling all the strings, bribing cardinals for their vote, bearing arms even. He spent ten years outside of Italy, … Continue reading

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