Pope Clement V

pope of the Catholic Church from 1305 to 1314

Pope Clement V (Latin: Clemens Quintus; 1264 –20 April, 1314), born Bertrand de Got, was a French cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 196th Pope from 1305 until his death.[1]

Clement V
Papacy beganJune 5, 1305
Papacy endedApril 20, 1314
PredecessorPope Benedict XI
SuccessorPope John XXII
Personal details
Birth nameBertrand de Got
Villandraut, France
Died(1314-04-20)April 20, 1314
Roquemaure, France
Other popes named Clement

He was the first of the seven popes who lived in Avignon in France.

Early life change

Bertrand de Got was born around 1264 in Villandraut in Gironde region of France.[2]

Bishop change

Betrand was Archbishop of Bordeaux.[2]

Pope change

He was elected pope on June 5, 1305; and he chose to be called Clement V. He was the fourth of six non-cardinals to be elected pope in the Middle Ages.[3]

Pope Clement moved the papacy to Avignon.[2]

The pope was involved in conflicts with the Knights Templar.[2]

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References change

The Coat of Arms of Clement V
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2012-3-15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Pope Clement V," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2012-3-15.
  3. Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Conclaves of the 14th Century (1304-1394); retrieved 2012-3-15.

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  Media related to Clemens V at Wikimedia Commons

  •   "Pope Clement V" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Clement V
Preceded by
Benedict IX
Succeeded by