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Clement V, Pope
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(Jun 5, 1305 – Apr 20, 1314; Bertrand de Got, born c. 1250 in Gascogne). After studying law in Orléans and Bologna, he became bishop of St.-Bertrand-de-Comminges in 1295 and archbishop of Bordeaux in 1299. Following a long vacancy in the Holy See, he was elected pope in Perugia and crowned in Lyon in the presence of Philip the Fair of France. Clement resided in Avignon from 1309 onward. Pressure from the French, disorders in Italy, and illnesses prevented him from moving to Rome. He increased the size of the College of Cardinals and the curi…

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Schmidt, Tilmann, “Clement V, Pope”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 March 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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