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Pius IV - (1559-1565)

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(Giovanni Angelo Medici).

B. 31 March, 1499, at Milan ; elected 26 December, 1559; d. in Rome 9 Dec., 1565. The Medici of Milan lived in humble circumstances and the proud Florentine house of the same name claimed no kindred with them until Read More


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