Pope Clement IV

1190 - 1268

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Pope Clement IV (Latin: Clemens IV; c. 23 November 1190 – 29 November 1268), born Gui Foucois (Latin: Guido Falcodius; French: Guy de Foulques or Guy Foulques) and also known as Guy le Gros (French for "Guy the Fat"; Italian: Guido il Grosso), was bishop of Le Puy (1257–1260), archbishop of Narbonne (1259–1261), cardinal of Sabina (1261–1265), and head of the Catholic Church from 5 February 1265 until his death. His election as pope occurred at a conclave held at Perugia that lasted four months while cardinals argued over whether to call in Charles I of Anjou, the youngest brother of Louis IX of France, to carry on the papal war against the Hohenstaufens. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Clement IV has received more than 263,861 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Pope Clement IV is the 220th most popular religious figure (up from 225th in 2019), the 213th most popular biography from France (up from 240th in 2019) and the 15th most popular French Religious Figure.

Pope Clement IV is most famous for being the pope who issued the papal bull Unigenitus in 1343. This bull condemned the teachings of John Wycliffe and Jan Hus, which were seen as a threat to the authority of the Catholic Church.

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Among religious figures, Pope Clement IV ranks 220 out of 3,187Before him are Pope Nicholas V, Pope Innocent XIII, Saint Christopher, Pope Pelagius II, Pope Alexander VIII, and Pope Leo I. After him are Pope John XV, Pope Urban IV, Pope John XIX, Padre Pio, Pope Adrian I, and Pope Clement XI.

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Among people born in 1190, Pope Clement IV ranks 1After him are Sorghaghtani Beki, Sundiata Keita, Vincent of Beauvais, Jordan of Saxony, Theodora Angelina, Ibn Abi'l-Hadid, Maria of Brabant, Holy Roman Empress, Władysław Odonic, Andronikos Palaiologos, Henry II, Count of Bar, and Agafia of Rus. Among people deceased in 1268, Pope Clement IV ranks 1After him are Conradin, Hayme Hatun, Vaišvilkas, Frederick I, Margrave of Baden, Peter II, Count of Savoy, Reniero Zeno, Thomas the Archdeacon, and Henry de Bracton.

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Among people born in France, Pope Clement IV ranks 213 out of 6,770Before him are Jean-Luc Godard (1930), Roland Barthes (1915), Margaret of Valois (1553), Charles IV of France (1294), François-René de Chateaubriand (1768), and Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663). After him are Pope Urban IV (1185), Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789), Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), André Breton (1896), Gilles Deleuze (1925), and Pope Innocent VI (1282).


Among religious figures born in France, Pope Clement IV ranks 15Before him are Pope Urban V (1310), Bernadette Soubirous (1844), Pope Clement VI (1291), Saint Roch (1295), Pope Benedict XII (1280), and Pope Gregory XI (1370). After him are Pope Urban IV (1185), Pope Innocent VI (1282), Pope Urban VI (1318), Pope Callixtus II (1065), Pope Innocent V (1225), and Vincent de Paul (1581).