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S.A. Bent, comp. Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men. 1887.

Julius II.

  • [Giuliano della Rovere; born 1441; elected pope, 1503; founded the league of Cambrai with the King of France, the Emperor of Germany, and the Duke of Ferrara, against the Venetian Republic, with the latter of which, however, he soon allied himself to expel the French from Italy; began the rebuilding of St. Peter’s; patronized Michael Angelo and Raphael; died 1513.]
  • A sword, rather: I was never given to letters.

  • When asked by Michael Angelo if he should place a book in the hand of the Pope’s statue; for the monument of whom, however, only the figure representing Moses, now in the church of San Pietro in Vincula, was finished.