• Born date: 1487-09-10
  • Born in: Papal States
  • Death date: 1555-03-23
  • Death in: Papal States
Pope Julius III

Pope Julius III (Latin: Iulius III; 10 September 1487 – 23 March 1555), born Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte, was Pope from 7 February 1550 to his death in 1555.Distinguished as an effective diplomat, he was elected to the papacy as a compromise candidate. As Pope he made only reluctant and short-lived attempts at reform, mostly devoting himself to a life of personal pleasure.