Pope Innocent V

185th Pope of the Catholic Church

Pope Innocent V (Latin: Innocentius Quintus; c. 1225 – June 22, 1276), born Pierre de Tarentaise, was a French cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 186th Pope from January 21 to June 22, 1276.[1] He was the first Dominican to be elected pope.[2]

Innocent V
Papacy beganJanuary 21, 1276
Papacy endedJune 22, 1276
PredecessorPope Gregory X
SuccessorPope Adrian V
Personal details
Birth namePierre de Tarentaise
Bornc. 1225
Tarentaise, France
Died(1276-06-22)June 22, 1276
Other popes named Innocent

Early life change

He was born around 1225 in the Tarentaise region of southeastern France.[2]

Dominican change

He joined the Dominican Order. In 1262, he became Provincial of France.[3]

Bishop change

Pope Gregory X made Tarentaise Bishop of Lyons in 1272.[2]

Cardinal change

In 1273, Gregory X raised Tarentaise to the rank of Cardinal of Ostia.[2]

Pope change

Cardinal Tarentaise was elected on January 21, 1276. He chose the name Innocent V.[2]

He was pope for only a five months.[4]

After his death change

In 1898, Innocent V was beatified.[5]

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The Coat of Arms of Innocent V
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2013-3-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Pope Bl. Innocent V", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2013-3-18.
  3. Chisholm, Hugh (1910). The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information. Encyclopedia Britannica Company. p. 581.
  4. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. C. Knight. 1838. p. 480.
  5. Delaney, John J. (2005). Dictionary Of Saints. Image/Doubleday. pp. 314–315. ISBN 978-0-385-51520-7.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Henry of Segusio
Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia
Succeeded by
Latino Malabranca Orsini
Preceded by
Gregory X
Succeeded by
Adrian V