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Pope Innocent V

AKA Pierre de Champagni

Born: c. 1225
Birthplace: Tarentaise, Savoy, France
Died: 22-Jun-1276
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Basilica di San Giovanni, Rome, Italy

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: France
Executive summary: Roman Catholic Pope, 1276

Innocent V, born Pierre de Champagni or de Tarentaise, Roman Catholic Pope from the 21st of January to the 22nd of June 1276, was born about 1225 in Savoy and entered the Dominican order at an early age. He studied theology under St. Thomas Aquinas, Albertus Magnus and Bonaventura, and in 1262 was elected provincial of his order in France. He was made Archbishop of Lyons in 1271; cardinal-bishop of Ostia and Velletri, and grand penitentiary in 1275; and, partly through the influence of Charles of Anjou, was elected to succeed Pope Gregory X. As pope he established peace between the republics of Lucca and Pisa, and confirmed Charles of Anjou in his office of imperial vicar of Tuscany. He was seeking to carry out the Lyons agreement with the Eastern Church when he died. His successor was Adrian V. Innocent V, before he became pope, prepared, in conjunction with Albertus Magnus and Thomas Aquinas, a rule of studies for his order, which was accepted in June 1259. He was the author of several works in philosophy, theology and canon law, including commentaries on the Scriptures and on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, and is sometimes referred to as famosissimus doctor. He preached the funeral sermon at Lyons over St. Bonaventura. His bulls are in the Turin collection (1859).

    Roman Catholic Pope 21-Jan-1276 to 22-Jun-1276
    Roman Catholic Archbishop Lyon, 1271
    Beatified 13-Mar-1898


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