Pope Paul V

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Paul V
Papacy began 16 May 1605
Papacy ended 28 January 1621
Predecessor Pope Leo XI
Successor Pope Gregory XV
Personal details
Birth name Camillo Borghese
Born 17 September 1552
Rome, Papal States
Died 28 January 1621
Rome, Papal States

Other Popes named Paul

Pope Paul V (Latin: Paulus Quintus; Rome, 17 September 1552 – 28 January 1621), born Camillo Borghese, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 234th Pope from 16 May 1605 until his death.[1]

Early life[change | edit source]

He was born in Rome. He was a son of the noble Borghese family of Siena.[2]

Cardinal[change | edit source]

In June 1596 he was made Cardinal.[3]

Pope[change | edit source]

Cardinal Borghese was elected pope in 1605;[2] and he chose to be called Paul V.

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

Relations with Japan[change | edit source]

In October 1615, Paul V received a diplomatic mission from Japan. The embassy was led by Hasekura Tsunenaga.[4]

Construction[change | edit source]

Paul V financed work on the unfinished St. Peter's Basilica.[2] He enlarged the Vatican Palace and Quirinale Palace, restored the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, constructed or repaired aqueducts. He also made additions to the Vatican library.[5]

Canonisations and Beatifications[change | edit source]

Paul V canonised Charles Borromeo and Frances of Rome. He beatified Ignatius Loyola, Philip Neri, Theresa of Avila and Francis Xavier.[2]

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

The Coat of Arms of Paul V
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Pope Paul V," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-10-27.
  3. "Paul V," Encyclopedia Britannica (1911), p. 956.
  4. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Hasekura Tsunenaga" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 412.
  5. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1833). "Paul V," Penny cyclopaedia, Vols. 17-18, p. 323.

Other websites[change | edit source]

Media related to Paulus V at Wikimedia Commons


Preceded by
Leo XI
Pope
1605–1621
Succeeded by
Gregory XV