Pope Innocent V facts

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(1276-06-22)
Rome
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.

Early life

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

Dominican

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

Bishop

Pope Gregory X made Tarentaise Bishop of Lyons in 1272.

Cardinal

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

Pope

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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