Pope Clement V

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Clement V
Papacy beganJune 5, 1305
Papacy endedApril 20, 1314
PredecessorPope Benedict XI
SuccessorPope John XXII
Personal details
Birth nameBertrand de Got
Villandraut, France
Died(1314-04-20)April 20, 1314
Roquemaure, France
Other popes named Clement

Pope Clement V (Latin: Clemens Quintus; 1264 –20 April, 1314), born Bertrand de Got, was a French cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 196th Pope from 1305 until his death.[1]

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

Early life[change | change source]

Bertrand de Got was born around 1264 in Villandraut in Gironde region of France.[2]

Bishop[change | change source]

Betrand was Archbishop of Bordeaux.[2]

Pope[change | change source]

He was elected pope on June 5, 1305; and he chose to be called Clement V. He was the fourth of six non-cardinals to be elected pope in the Middle Ages.[3]

Pope Clement moved the papacy to Avignon.[2]

The pope was involved in conflicts with the Knights Templar.[2]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

The Coat of Arms of Clement V
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2012-3-15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Pope Clement V," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2012-3-15.
  3. Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Conclaves of the 14th Century (1304-1394); retrieved 2012-3-15.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Clemens V at Wikimedia Commons

  •  "Pope Clement V" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Clement V
Preceded by
Benedict IX
Succeeded by