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.
|Papacy began||June 5, 1305|
|Papacy ended||April 20, 1314|
|Predecessor||Pope Benedict XI|
|Successor||Pope John XXII|
|Birth name||Bertrand de Got|
|Died||April 20, 1314|
|Other popes named Clement|
He was the first of the seven popes who lived in Avignon in France.
Bertrand de Got was born around 1264 in Villandraut in Gironde region of France.
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.
Pope Clement moved the papacy to Avignon.
The pope was involved in conflicts with the Knights Templar.
- ↑ "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2012-3-15.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Pope Clement V," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2012-3-15.
- ↑ Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Conclaves of the 14th Century (1304-1394); retrieved 2012-3-15.
Media related to Clemens V at Wikimedia Commons
- . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
- Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Clement V