Elected pope in 1513, Leo X was a member of the Medici family of Florence. As pope, Leo continued the warring policies of his predecessor, Julius II, and engaged in costly campaigns throughout Italy. Leo was a patron of the Italian Renaissance and used his clout to appoint relatives, such as Lorenzo dé Medici, to positions of power.
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...Julius kept the Roman barons in check and continued the wars of conquest. Julius' successor, Pope Leo , now finds the Church and papacy "in an extremely strong position." Machiavelli expresses his... (full context)