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Had his predecessor exhumed, tried, de-fingered, and thrown to the river896-897
Ordered the murder of another pope and the only known to have fathered an illegitimate son who later became pope897-911
Aged only 18 when elected pope, he raped female pilgrims, consecrated a 10-year-old boy as bishop, invoked pagan gods, gave land to a mistress, and was killed by a man who caught h955-964
Split the church's finances among his relatives985-966
Gave up his papacy twice in exchange for a large sum of money1032-1044 and 1047-48
Approved the use of torture to extract confessions of heresy1243-54
Complained he not hear enough screaming when Cardinals who had conspired against him were tortured1378-89
Took Italy by force, fathered at least seven, and possibly as many as ten illegitimate children, and threw large parties, bordering on orgies1492-1503
Sold indulgences to reconstruct St. Peter's Basilica and had cardinals assassinated1513-21
Also a Medici, whose power-politicking with France, Spain, and Germany got Rome sacked.1523-34

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