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Pope Leo I - Called the Great

Pope Leo I Called the Great by Raphael in 1518

Raphael (the Italian artist) created this painting of Pope Leo I (also known as Pope Leo the Great) in 1518.  It was centuries after the Pope died, in 461.  He is most famously known for persuading Atilla the Hun to give-up his plan to attack and pillage Rome. 


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Image online, courtesy The Vatican web site.

 

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