December 1, 1521 – Pope Leo X

When Martin Luther decided to nail those 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany in 1517 he was doing much more than coming up with some thoughts on how the church was being run. One thing he did was get in big-time trouble from Pope Leo X who died on December 1, 1521. Leo X was a member of the powerful de’ Medici family is quoted as saying “Since God has given us the papacy, let us enjoy it”.

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