Pope Urban IV

Urban IV
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Papacy beganAugust 29, 1261
Papacy endedOctober 2, 1264
PredecessorPope Alexander IV
SuccessorPope Clement IV
Personal details
Birth nameJacques Pantaléon
Died(1264-10-02)October 2, 1264
Other Popes named Urban
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Pope Urban IV (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.; c. 1195 – October 2, 1264), born Jacques Pantaléon, was a French cleric of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the 183rd Pope from 1261 to 1264.[1]

Early life

Pantaléon was the son of a cobbler of Troyes in France.[2] He studied theology and common law in Paris. He served the church as a canon, as a deacon and as an archdeacon.


Pope Innocent IV made Pantaléon the Bishop of Verdun in 1253.[2]

In 1255, Pope Alexander IV made him Patriarch of Jerusalem.[2]


He was not a cardinal. There were several Popes who were not Cardinals. Some of these were Pope Urban V and Pope Urban VI.


Patriarch Pantaléon was on August 29, 1261. He chose to be called Urban IV.[2]

As pope, he was deeply involved in the conflict between Guelphs and Ghibelines in Italy.[3]

After his death

He was buried in the cathedral at Perugia.[2]

Related pages


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The Coat of Arms of Urban IV
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Pope Urban IV," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-10-27.
  3. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1843). "Urban IV," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 26, pp. 43-44.

Other websites


  • 15px "Pope Urban IV". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • Catholic Hierarchy, Popes in sequence
  • GCatholic, Pope Urban IV
  • Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Anchero Cardinal Pantaléon, nephew of Urban IV

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