Pope Clement V

1264 - 1314

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Pope Clement V (Latin: Clemens Quintus; c. 1264 – 20 April 1314), born Raymond Bertrand de Got (also occasionally spelled de Guoth and de Goth), was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 5 June 1305 to his death in April 1314. He is remembered for suppressing the order of the Knights Templar and allowing the execution of many of its members. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Clement V has received more than 633,816 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Clement V is the 103rd most popular religious figure (up from 116th in 2019), the 124th most popular biography from France (up from 131st in 2019) and the 4th most popular French Religious Figure.

Pope Clement V is most famous for being the pope who moved the Papal See from Rome to Avignon, France in 1309.

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Among religious figures, Pope Clement V ranks 103 out of 2,272Before him are Methuselah, Pope Pius II, Teresa of Ávila, Pope Pius III, Pope Pius VII, and Saint Dominic. After him are Saint Lawrence, Esther, Pope Gregory XVI, Saint Sebastian, Pope Clement I, and Pope Urban VIII.

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Among people born in 1264, Pope Clement V ranks 1After him is Prince Koreyasu. Among people deceased in 1314, Pope Clement V ranks 2Before him is Philip IV of France. After him are Jacques de Molay, John Balliol, Rainier I of Monaco, Lord of Cagnes, Albert II, Margrave of Meissen, Zhu Shijie, and Helen of Anjou.

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Among people born in France, Pope Clement V ranks 124 out of 5,234Before him are Jacques Lacan (1901), Philippe Pétain (1856), Anatole France (1844), Louis XVII of France (1785), Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), and Georges Braque (1882). After him are Pierre Bourdieu (1930), Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717), Jean Cocteau (1889), Jean de La Fontaine (1621), Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640), and Louis Daguerre (1787).


Among religious figures born in France, Pope Clement V ranks 4Before him are John Calvin (1509), Pope Urban II (1042), and Bernard of Clairvaux (1090). After him are Saint Sebastian (300), Pope John XXII (1244), Pope Gregory XI (1370), Bernadette Soubirous (1844), Pope Clement VI (1291), Pope Urban V (1310), Pope Urban VI (1318), and Thérèse of Lisieux (1873).