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Clement V
Papacy began June 5, 1305
Papacy ended April 20, 1314
Predecessor Pope Benedict IX
Successor Pope John XXII
Personal details
Birth name Bertrand de Got
Born 1264
Villandraut, France
Died April 20, 1314
Roquemaure, France

Other Popes named Clement

Pope Clement V (Latin: Clemens Quintus; 1264 –20 April, 1314), born Bertrand de Got, was an 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

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


Betrand was Archbishop of Bordeaux.[2]


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


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

Media related to Clemens V at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Benedict IX
Succeeded by