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 Ad Clementem VII. Pontificem Maximum
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Ad Clementem VII. Pontificem Maximum

‘To Clement VII, Supreme Pontiff’

Marko Marulić, Marko Pecinić

Date: After 19 November 1523

Original Language: Latin


This is a congratulatory poem of 32 lines which does not appear to have actually been sent to the newly elected Pope Clement VII (in office 19 November 1523 to 1534), who was ‘probably the most disastrous of all the popes’ (Leopold von Ranke).

Marulus employs a play on words based on the pope’s …

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Posset (with the assistance of Branko Jozić and Bratislav Lučin), Franz, “ Ad Clementem VII. Pontificem Maximum”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 08 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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