|Pope Clement VII †|
|Real Name:||Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici|
|Title:|| Cardinal Giulio de' Medici |
Pope Clement VII
|Born:||26 May 1478|
|Dies:||25 September 1534|
|Originally From:||Florence, Italy|
|Family:|| Catherine de' Medici |
(Unofficial Adopted Daughter)
|Affiliations:|| Italy |
|First appearance:||Left Behind (Mentioned)|
Pope Clement VII raised his armies to save a young Catherine de' Medici, who later became the Queen of France. Pope Clement found Catherine back in Rome with tears in his eyes after her liberation.
Pope Clement VII refused to annul the marriage of King Henry VIII of England, thus prompting the English Reformation, and England ceased communication with Rome.
Queen Catherine talks about her childhood, and how Pope Clement VII was the one to save her when her home had been taken over by rebels, and liberated her after she had been held captive for years.
- Pope Clement VII profile picture can be seen in Catherine's chambers in Left Behind.
- He not only saved Catherine de' Medici from being held hostage and raped when she was a child, but prior to that, he had raised and housed her after the death of her parents and grandparents when she was 4.
- Catherine de' Medici is his first cousin, twice removed.
- His life was saved by The Swiss Guards during The Sack of Rome led agents him by Charles V.
- Pope Clement VII crowned Charles V who was King Philip's father. Catherine's daughter, Elisabeth would marry Philip years later in celebration of the end of The Italian Wars.
- Pope Clement and Catherine referred to each other as "Father" and "Daughter".
- Lucrezia de' Medici opposed his decision to marry her grand-niece Catherine de' Medici to the future King Henry II of France, wantingt such an important Medici heir to marry within Italy.