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Report No. r151

Clement V, pope

c. 1260–1314


Alternative Names

Clement V; pope (LC); Bertrand de Got; Bertrand de Goth; Clemens V; Bertrandus de Got; Clement V; Clemente V; Clément; Bertrand de Gouth



Himself a jurist who had studied at Orleans and Bologna, Clement was the principal author of the decretals included in the Clementines or Constitutiones Clementini V, which were promulgated as an official collection of papal decretals by his successor, Johannes XXII, in 1317. Clement V presided over the Council of Vienne (1311) and oversaw the liquidation of the order of the Templars.



No. 1

Decretales. See under Clementinae.



A. Paravicini Bagliani, ‘Clemente V, papa’, in DBI (1982) 26.202–15 (online).

J. von Schulte, QL 2.45–50.