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Innocent V
Papacy began January 21, 1276
Papacy ended June 22, 1276
Predecessor Pope Gregory X
Successor Pope Adrian V
Personal details
Birth name Pierre de Tarentaise
Born c. 1225
Tarentaise, France
Died June 22, 1276

Other Popes named Innocent

Pope Innocent V (Latin: Innocentius Quintus; c. 1225 – June 22, 1276), born Pierre de Tarentaise, was an French cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 186th Pope from January 21 to June 22, 1276.[1] He was the first Dominican to be elected pope.[2]

Early life

He was born around 1225 in the Tarentaise region of southeastern France.[2]


He joined the Dominican Order. In 1262, he became Provincial of France.[3]


Pope Gregory X made Tarentaise Bishop of Lyons in 1272.[2]


In 1273, Gregory X raised Tarentaise to the rank of Cardinal of Ostia.[2]


Cardinal Tarentaise was elected on January 21, 1276. He chose the name Innocent V.[2]

He was pope for only a five months.[4]

After his death

In 1898, Innocent V was beatified.[5]

Related pages


The Coat of Arms of Innocent V
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2013-3-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Pope Bl. Innocent V", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2013-3-18.
  3. "Innocent V," Encyclopedia Britannica (1910), Vol. 14, pp. 581.
  4. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1838). "Innocent V," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 12, p. 480.
  5. Delaney, John J. (2005). ""Innocent V," Dictionary of Saints, pp. 314-315.

Other websites

Media related to Innocentius V at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Gregory X
Succeeded by
Adrian V