(Papal Document), Leo X (Medici, Giovanni de, 1475-1521)
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(Papal Document), Leo X (Medici, Giovanni de, 1475-1521), Manuscript document with endorsement and papal mark, [undated], one page, a pardon of a murderer, folio, (repaired to center fold with reinforcement, left edge with strip of paper, scattered pinpoint holes).
Note: In 1517, Pope Leo X was the primary target of Martin Luther and his publication of the 95 theses against the sale of indulgences sanctioned by the Holy See in Rome. After a brief respite of hostilities due to the election of a new Holy Roman Emperor, he excommunicated Luther in 1520; thereby causing Luther to affect a permanent break with the Catholic Church and accusing Leo X of being a tyrant and the Antichrist.
repaired to center fold with reinforcement, left edge with strip of paper, scattered pinpoint holes