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Pope Leo XI

Alessandro de' Medici (1535 - April 27, 1605), better known as Leo XI, was chosen, under French influence, to succeed Clement VIII as Pope on April 1, 1605, but died on April 27 of the same year. His successor was Paul V.

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Preceded by:
Pope Clement VIII
List of popesSucceeded by:
Pope Paul V

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