Pope Urban IV

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Urban IV
Papacy beganAugust 29, 1261
Papacy endedOctober 2, 1264
PredecessorPope Alexander IV
SuccessorPope Clement IV
Personal details
Birth nameJacques Pantaléon
Died(1264-10-02)October 2, 1264
Other popes named Urban

Pope Urban IV (Latin: Urbanus Quartus; c. 1195 – October 2, 1264), born Jacques Pantaléon, was a French cleric of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the 183rd Pope from 1261 to 1264.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Pantaléon was the son of a cobbler of Troyes in France.[2] He studied theology and common law in Paris. He served the church as a canon, as a deacon and as an archdeacon.

Bishop[change | change source]

Pope Innocent IV made Pantaléon the Bishop of Verdun in 1253.[2]

In 1255, Pope Alexander IV made him Patriarch of Jerusalem.[2]

Cardinal[change | change source]

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

Pope[change | change source]

Patriarch Pantaléon was on August 29, 1261. He chose to be called Urban IV.[2]

As pope, he was deeply involved in the conflict between Guelphs and Ghibelines in Italy.[3]

After his death[change | change source]

He was buried in the cathedral at Perugia.[2]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

The Coat of Arms of Urban IV
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Pope Urban IV," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-10-27.
  3. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1843). "Urban IV," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 26, pp. 43-44.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Urbanus IV at Wikimedia Commons

  •  "Pope Urban IV" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • Catholic Hierarchy, Popes in sequence
  • GCatholic, Pope Urban IV
  • Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Anchero Cardinal Pantaléon, nephew of Urban IV

Preceded by
Alexander IV
Succeeded by
Clement IV