Pope Pius V
Pope Pius V (Latin: Pius V; 17 January 1504 – 1 May 1572), born Antonio Ghislieri and from 1518 called Michele Ghislieri, O.P., was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 226th Pope from 1566 to 1572. He is a saint of the Catholic Church.
|Papacy began||7 January 1566|
|Papacy ended||1 May 1572|
|Predecessor||Pope Pius IV|
|Successor||Pope Gregory XIII|
|Birth name||Antonio Ghislieri|
|Born||17 January 1504|
|Died||1 May 1572(aged 68)|
|Other popes named Pius|
Antonio Ghislieri was born at Bosco in what is now the province of Alessandria, Piedmont), Italy. As a youth, he entered the Dominican Order, and he took the name Michele.
Pope Paul IV made him Bishop of Sutri.
Paul IV raised Ghislieri to the rank of cardinal.
Pope Pius IV (1559–65) made Cardinal Ghislieri the Bishop of Mondovi in Piedmont. When Bishop Ghislieri became a cardinal, he did not replace his white Dominican habit with the red robes which most cardinals wore.
Cardinal Ghislieri was elected pope on 7 January 1566; and he chose to be called Pius V.
Pope Pius was involved in Italian and European political disputes.
In the context of the Counter-Reformation, this pope supported the Inquisition in Italy.
Pope Pius excommunicated Queen Elizabeth I of England.
Pius V is credited as the first pope to wear white robes; and since his papacy, white clothing has become traditional.
After his deathEdit
Pius V died on 1 May 1572. His tomb is located in the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore; and the pope's body was placed in it in 1698.
Pius V was beatified by Pope Clement X in the year 1672.
Pope Clement XI made Pius a saint on 24 May 1712.
- ↑ "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-02.
- ↑ Durant, Will and Ariel Durant. (1961). Age of Reason Begins, Vol. 7, pp. 238-239.
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- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Chisholm, Hugh (1911). Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information. University Press. pp. 684–685.
- ↑ Feldman, David (2009). Do Elephants Jump?. Harper Collins. p. 79. ISBN 978-0-06-184343-3.
- ↑ Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. C. Knight. 1840. pp. 198–199.
- ↑ Antonio Carlo Napoleone Gallenga (1841). Italy: General Views of Its History and Literature in Reference to Its Present State. Saunders and Otley. p. 99.
- ↑ Rev. John Trigilio, Jr. (2011). Catholicism For Dummies. John Wiley & Sons. p. 48. ISBN 978-1-118-05378-2.
Media related to Pius V at Wikimedia Commons
- . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
- Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Pius V
- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Ghislieri Archived 2015-01-27 at the Wayback Machine