Paul IV

Paul IV

noun
(Gian Pietro Caraffa) 1476–1559, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1555–59.
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Italian Counter-Reformation pope from 1555 to 1559, whose anti-Spanish policy renewed the war between France and the Habsburgs.

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