A Dragon for the Pope: Politics and Emblematics at the Court of Gregory XIII This is a gilt bronze medal made by Lorenzo Fragni in 1582 in Italy to commemorate the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar in that year. Gregory XIII had been a member of it from the beginning. The work was finally completed in 1582. Historians know the pope for the work he did with Asian countries and the changes that he made to the traditional calendar. Early Life What Pope Gregory XIII’s detractors are trying to say I believe, is that because he chose a dragon to be on his coat of arms, he somehow connects to the dragon in Rev 12. The dragon is referenced in Rev 12 as satan who is fighting against Christ and tried to kill him as he was being born. In the Briefs "Cum pro munere", dated 1 July, 1580, and "Emendationem", dated 2 June, 1582, Gregory XIII ordered that henceforth only the emended official text was to be used and that in the future no other text should be printed. Pope Gregory XIII led the Catholic Church from 1572 to 1585 and was the 226th pope. The original goal of the Gregorian calendar was to change the date of Easter. Pope Gregory IX (Latin: Gregorius IX; born Ugolino di Conti; c. 1145 or before 1170 – 22 August 1241) was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 19 March 1227 to his death. You can learn other interesting facts about Pope Gregory XIII in this article. Ex-Pope Gregory XVIII An unprecedented event shook the True Church of Christ on April 22, 2016, when Pope Gregory XVIII apostatized. 1. Pope Gregory XIII (Latin: Gregorius XIII; 7 January 1502 – 10 April 1585), born Ugo Boncompagni, was the head of the Catholic Church from 13 May 1572 to his death in 1585.He is best known for commissioning and being the namesake for the Gregorian calendar, which remains the internationally accepted civil calendar to this date. The obverse of this medal represents Pope Gregory XIII (Ugo Buoncompagni, 1502-1585) and the reverse shows a dragon with its tail in its mouth encircling the field of the medal, within which is a ram's head with a pendant wreath. While one of the Popes- Saint Celestine V- had renounced the Papacy in 1292, he did not renounce his faith, as Gregory XVIII, the apostate, unfortunately did. Français : Armoiries du pape Grégoire XIII : the Boncompagni family coat of arms, di rosso al drago d'oro spiegato, reciso e sanguinante drago d'oro spiegato e reciso: "a dragon, displayed and cut in half", showing the head and wings, but no feet and no tail.. biblelight.net - gregory.jpg; 4.bp.blogspot.com - Stemma+Boncompagni.jpg; romeartlover.tripod.com