Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Two Hundred Thirty-fifth Pope: Urban VIII - 0 comments

Urban ruled for twenty-one years. He played a very important part in the Thirty Years' War, which took up his entire reign. History buffs can brush up elsewhere: the rest of you can trust me that it was the biggest deal happening from 1623 to 1644.

The ongoing drama of popes versus tobacco continues: Urban made smoking tobacco punishable by excommunication. Seriously.


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