Pope Urban V

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Urban V
Simone dei crocifissi, urbano V, 1375 ca., forse dalla cattedrale di s. pietro 01 (cropped).jpg
Papacy beganSeptember 28, 1362
Papacy endedDecember 19, 1370
PredecessorPope Innocent VI
SuccessorPope Gregory XI
Personal details
Birth nameGuillaume Grimoard
Died(1370-12-19)December 19, 1370
Other popes named Urban

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.[1]

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

Early life[change | change source]

Grimoard was born in Grizac in the Languedoc region of France.[2]

Benedictine[change | change source]

He became a Benedictine monk; and he was ordained at Chirac.

Grimoard became the abbot of Saint-Victor in Marseille.[3]

Cardinal[change | change source]

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

Pope[change | change source]

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.[2]

In 1367, the pope traveled from Avignon to Rome. He returned to Avignon in where he died in 1370.[3]

After his death[change | change source]

In 1870, Urban V was beatified by Pope Pius IX.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

The Coat of Arms of Urban V
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-12.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Pope Bl. Urban V," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1843). "Urban V," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 26, p. 43.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Urbanus V at Wikimedia Commons

  • Wikisource-logo.svg "Pope Bl. Urban V" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Urban V
  • GCatholic, Pope Urban V

Preceded by
Innocent VI
Succeeded by
Gregory XI