Pope Clement V facts
|Papacy began||June 5, 1305|
|Papacy ended||April 20, 1314|
|Predecessor||Pope Benedict IX|
|Successor||Pope John XXII|
|Birth name||Bertrand de Got|
|Died||April 20, 1314
|Other Popes named Clement|
He was the first of the seven popes who lived in Avignon in France.
Betrand was Archbishop of Bordeaux.
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.
Pope Clement moved the papacy to Avignon.
The pope was involved in conflicts with the Knights Templar.
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