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Innocent V

Innocent V, d. 1276, pope (1276), a Savoyard named Peter of Tarentaise; successor of Gregory X. He was a Dominican and studied at Paris under St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Albertus Magnus. He became an eminent theologian and composed a standard commentary on Peter Lombard's Sentences. He was archbishop of Lyons (after 1272) and a leader in the council there in 1274. Innocent died five months after his election as pope and was succeeded by Adrian V. He was beatified in 1898.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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