Thursday, 26 April 2018

Clean-shaven Pope

According to this list, the first clean-shaven Pope was someone called Valentine who was Pope for 40 days from 31st August to 10th October 827.

It was only in the 15th century that all the Popes in a century were clean-shaven. The 16th and the 17th century saw a come-back of the beard but from the beginning of the 18th century, there hasn't been any Pope who wasn't clean-shaven.

This provides a nice way of looking at changing men's fashion in western Europe.

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