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.