S.A. Bent, comp. Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men. 1887.
[Giuliano della Rovere; born 1441; elected pope, 1503; founded the league of Cambrai with the King of France, the Emperor of Germany, and the Duke of Ferrara, against the Venetian Republic, with the latter of which, however, he soon allied himself to expel the French from Italy; began the rebuilding of St. Peters; patronized Michael Angelo and Raphael; died 1513.]
When asked by Michael Angelo if he should place a book in the hand of the Popes statue; for the monument of whom, however, only the figure representing Moses, now in the church of San Pietro in Vincula, was finished.