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Urban V   /ˈərbən vi/   Listen
Urban V

French pope from 1362 to 1370 who tried to reestablish the papacy in Rome but in 1367 returned to Avignon hoping to end the war between France and England; canonized in 1870 (1310-1370).  Synonym: Guillaume de Grimoard.

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... Italy, with a view to the restoration of the papal authority in the states of the Church. He was recalled in 1357, but was sent again to Italy after a brief interval, and in 1362 had paved the way for the return of Urban V. to Rome. As legate, Albornoz showed himself to be an astute manager of men and effective fighter. He began by making use of Rienzi, whose release from prison at Avignon he secured. After the murder of the tribune in 1354 Albornoz pursued his task of restoring the pope's ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia

Words linked to "Urban V" :   Roman Catholic Pope, Bishop of Rome, Holy Father, Vicar of Christ, pope, Guillaume de Grimoard, Catholic Pope, pontiff

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