Pope Innocent V facts
|Papacy began||January 21, 1276|
|Papacy ended||June 22, 1276|
|Predecessor||Pope Gregory X|
|Successor||Pope Adrian V|
|Birth name||Pierre de Tarentaise|
|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. He was the first Dominican to be elected pope.
He was born around 1225 in the Tarentaise region of southeastern France.
He joined the Dominican Order. In 1262, he became Provincial of France.
In 1273, Gregory X raised Tarentaise to the rank of Cardinal of Ostia.
Cardinal Tarentaise was elected on January 21, 1276. He chose the name Innocent V.
He was pope for only a five months.
After his death
In 1898, Innocent V was beatified.
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