Grimoard, Guillaume de
Born: 1310 AD
Died: 1370 AD, at 60 years of age.
1310 - Born in Languedoc, France. Urban V was a man of austere life and great piety. As a patron of learning, he founded new universities at Orange, Kraków, and Vienna.
1353 - He became abbot of Saint-Germain, Auxerre.
1361 - Became abbot of Saint-Victor, Marseille.
1362 - He was elected successor to Innocent VI and was crowned at Avignon, seat of the papacy.
1365 - Planned to re-establish at Rome, despite French opposition.
- He helped to restore peace in Italy and began to reform the Avignonese Curia.
1370 - Renewed strife in Rome and the Papal States led Urban to decide to return to Avignon.
- Died on December 19th in Avignon, Provence.
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