Pope Clement V
|Papacy began||June 5, 1305|
|Papacy ended||April 20, 1314|
|Predecessor||Pope Benedict XI|
|Successor||Pope John XXII|
|Birth name||Bertrand de Got|
|Died||April 20, 1314|
|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.
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.
Bishop[change | change source]
Betrand was Archbishop of Bordeaux.
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.
Pope Clement moved the papacy to Avignon.
The pope was involved in conflicts with the Knights Templar.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2012-3-15.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Pope Clement V," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2012-3-15.
- ↑ 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
- Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. .
- Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Clement V