This Day In History: 1475-12-11

1475: Giovanni di Lorenzo de Medici, the future Pope Leo X, is born in Florence. During his papacy, he was interested in and supported neoclassical art and literature and classical studies. David Hume averred that Leo had been “too intelligent” to believe in Church doctrine. He was reported to have once said in amazement, “What riches this fable of Christ has brought us!”

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