Pope Urban V
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.
|Papacy began||September 28, 1362|
|Papacy ended||December 19, 1370|
|Predecessor||Pope Innocent VI|
|Successor||Pope Gregory XI|
|Birth name||Guillaume Grimoard|
|Died||December 19, 1370|
|Other popes named Urban|
He was the sixth of the seven popes who lived in Avignon in France.
Grimoard was born in Grizac in the Languedoc region of France.
He became a Benedictine monk; and he was ordained at Chirac.
Grimoard became the abbot of Saint-Victor in Marseille.
He was not a cardinal. There were several Popes who were not Cardinals. Some of these were Pope Urban IV and Pope Urban VI.
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.
In 1367, the pope traveled from Avignon to Rome. He returned to Avignon in where he died in 1370.
After his deathEdit
In 1870, Urban V was beatified by Pope Pius IX.
- ↑ "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-12.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Pope Bl. Urban V," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-12.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1843). "Urban V," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 26, p. 43.
Media related to Urbanus V at Wikimedia Commons
- . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
- Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Urban V
- GCatholic, Pope Urban V