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|
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.
Pius V is credited as the first pope to wear white robes; and since his papacy, white clothing has become traditional.
After his deathEdit
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