Born: 1260 · Borgorose, Italy
Died: Oct 16, 1333 · Avignon, FranceHighlights
- 1310: He joined the Franciscan order after separating from his wife in 1310, and became famous as a preacher.
- 1328: He was elected through the influence of the excommunicated Holy Roman Emperor, Louis the Bavarian, by an assembly of priests and laymen, and consecrated at Old St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, on 12 May 1328 by the bishop of Venice.
- 1328: After spending four months in Rome, he withdrew with Louis IV to Viterbo, but in December 1328 the papal legate Cardinal Orsini began a campaign against Viterbo and Corneto.
- 1329: Nicholas V was excommunicated by John XXII in April 1329, and sought refuge with Count Boniface of Donoratico near Piombino.
- 1330: Having obtained assurance of pardon, he presented a confession of his sins first to the archbishop of Pisa, and then at Avignon on 25 August 1330 to John XXII, who absolved him.
- 1333: He remained in honourable imprisonment in the papal palace, Avignon until his death in October 1333.
Keel laid: Sep 11, 1940
Launched: Jul 15, 1941