Pope Urban V facts for kids
|Papacy began||September 28, 1362|
|Papacy ended||December 19, 1370|
|Predecessor||Pope Innocent VI|
|Successor||Pope Gregory XI|
|Birth name||Guillaume Grimoard|
|Died||December 19, 1370
|Other Popes named Urban|
He was the sixth of the seven popes who lived in Avignon in France.
Grimoard was born in Grizac in the Languedoc region of France.
He became a Benedictine monk; and he was ordained at Chirac.
Grimoard became the abbot of Saint-Victor in Marseille.
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.
In 1367, the pope traveled from Avignon to Rome. He returned to Avignon in where he died in 1370.
After his death
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