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Pope Clement VII (26 May 1478 – 25 September 1534), born Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici was Pope from 1523 to his death.
Giulio was born to Fioretta Gorini a month after the death of his father, Giuliano de' Medici, during the Pazzi conspiracy. He was considered legitimate because of a loophole in Canon law allowing marriages to occur privately between two people. This meant that his parents could have agreed to have married without informing anyone about it.
In 1523, Giulio was made Pope Clement VII. During the sack of Rome in 1527, Clement was taken prisoner in the Castel Sant'Angelo. However, he was able to escape disguised as a tradesman. Clement died in 1534, and was alleged to have been poisoned with death cap mushrooms.