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Pope Urban V (Latin: Urbanus Quintus; 1310 – December 19, 1370), born Guillaume Grimoard, was a French cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 201st Pope from 1362 until his death in 1370.[1]

Urban V
Papacy beganSeptember 28, 1362
Papacy endedDecember 19, 1370
PredecessorPope Innocent VI
SuccessorPope Gregory XI
Personal details
Birth nameGuillaume Grimoard
Born1310
Grizac
Died(1370-12-19)December 19, 1370
Avignon
Other Popes named Urban

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

Early lifeEdit

Grimoard was born in Grizac in the Languedoc region of France.[2]

BenedictineEdit

He became a Benedictine monk; and he was ordained at Chirac.

Grimoard became the abbot of Saint-Victor in Marseille.[3]

CardinalEdit

He was not a cardinal. There were several Popes who were not Cardinals. Some of these were Pope Urban IV and Pope Urban VI.

PopeEdit

Grimoard was elected pope on September 28, 1362; and he chose to be called Pope Urban.

Pope Urban was involved in Italian and European political disputes.[2]

In 1367, the pope traveled from Avignon to Rome. He returned to Avignon in where he died in 1370.[3]

After his deathEdit

In 1870, Urban V was beatified by Pope Pius IX.

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

 
The Coat of Arms of Urban V
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-12.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Pope Bl. Urban V," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1843). "Urban V," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 26, p. 43.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Urbanus V at Wikimedia Commons

  •   "Pope Bl. Urban V" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Urban V
  • GCatholic, Pope Urban V


Preceded by
Innocent VI
Pope
1362–1370
Succeeded by
Gregory XI