Join Facebook to connect with Pope Paul III and others you may know. POPE PAUL III (Alessandro Farnese), Pope from 1534 to 1549, was born on the 28th of February 1468, of an old and distinguished family. At the age of 25 he became a cardinal before becoming a priest! Paul III was remembered by contemporaries as "good hearted, obliging and supremely intelligent. Fifteen prelates, devoted to the emperor, refused to leave Trent. PINEHURST — Paul Patrick Pope, III, 77, of Pinehurst, passed away Wednesday (12/16/20) at The Greens at Pinehurst Rehabilitation. It is also well to note that Pope Paul III was the first to officially condemn slavery in 1537. Paul III (1468-1549) was pope from 1534 to 1549. As his patron, Pope Alexander VI made Alessandro the church treasurer and then cardinal deacon. Pope of the Catholic Church from 1534 until his death in 1549. Paul III Pope. Born in 1468, Pope Paul III was named Alessandro Farnese. Roman Catholic Pope. Born Alessandro Farnese, he was an Italian noble who was the last of the Renaissance popes. To all faithful Christians to whom this writing may come, health in Christ our Lord and the apostolic benediction. All in all Pope Paul appointed seventy-one cardinals most of whom were admirable men who displayed remarkable diplomatic skills. Pope Paul was not the instigator of the removal of the council; he simply acquiesced in the decision of the Fathers. Pope Paul III excommunicated King Henry VIII of England in 1538. In 1536, he appointed nine cardinals to investigate the state of the church. His grandiose tomb in St. Peter's by Guglielmo della Porta befits the place he occupies in the church's history. His Holiness Pope Paul III May 29, 1537. Pope Paul III issues a decree, “Sublimus Deus,” opposing the enslavement of indigenous peoples and calling them “true men.” This papal bull becomes the policy of Spain’s leaders—but conquistadors and colonists break with it. With one of them, Pietro Caraffa, the future Pope Paul IV, it became noted for its severe verdicts and barbarous punishments. He was a man of keen intelligence, intense energy, and dogged tenacity. View the profiles of people named Pope Paul III. Paul III (1468 – 1549). Paul III (pope from 1534 to 1549) was born Alexander Farnese and sympathised with the reform movement mainly because he feared that the spread of Protestantism would greatly weaken Papal authority. Born into a rich and influential family assured his path into Catholic Church leadership. As a pupil of the famous Pomponius Laetus, and, subsequently, as a member of the circle of Cosmo de' Medici, he received a finished education. Pope Paul III - Wikipedia; Pope Paul III (29 February 1468 – 10 November 1549), born Alessandro Farnese, was Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 1534 to his death in 1549. 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