Pope Gregory XIII, Italian pope

Pope Gregory XIII, Italian pope

H407/0300 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.6MB

Downloadable file size: 3.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Pope Gregory XIII (1502-1585). Statue of the Italian educator Ugo Buoncompagni, who was pope of the Roman Catholic Church between 1572-1585. He was instrumental in the revision of the Julian calendar, which had be introduced by Julius Caesar in 45BC. This new Gregorian calendar had been devised to closely approximate the tropical year, which is the actual length of time it takes for the Earth to complete an orbit of the Sun (365.242190 days). Many European Catholic countries adopted the new calendar when it was introduced in 1582, which required that 10 days be lost from the first year, and that every fourth year (leap) there is an extra day in February.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: bishop of rome, bronze, buoncompagni, catholic, educator, gregorian calander, gregory x111, historical, history, italian, italy, male, man, monument, pontifex, pontiff, pope, portraits, statue, surname g, ugo

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.