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Urban V
Papacy began September 28, 1362
Papacy ended December 19, 1370
Predecessor Pope Innocent VI
Successor Pope Gregory XI
Personal details
Birth name Guillaume Grimoard
Born 1310
Died December 19, 1370

Other Popes named Urban

Pope Urban V (Latin: Urbanus Quintus; 1310 – December 19, 1370), born Guillaume Grimoard, was an 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

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


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

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


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


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

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

Related pages


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

Media related to Urbanus V at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Innocent VI
Succeeded by
Gregory XI