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Pope Innocent V
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Religious Figure
    (circa 1225-June 22, 1276)
    Born in Champagny-en-Vanoise, France
    Pope and canonized saint in the Catholic Church
    Birth name: Pierre De Tarentaine or possibly Pierre De Champagani
    Also know as Doctor Famosissisimus, Famous Doctor or The Most Famous Doctor and famed as a preacher
    Wrote a commentaries on Peter Lombard's, Sentences and the Letters of Saint Paul
    Also wrote; De Unitate Formae, De Materiae Caeli, De Aerternitatae Mundi, and De Intellectu et Voluntate
    Master of Sacred Theology from the University of Paris
    First Dominican elected pope
    He was French.
    His birthplace is not positively known and may have been in Italy instead of France.
    His papacy was described as 'brief and uneventful.'
    He served as pope for only six months before dying of an unknown illness.
    He was elected pope on the first ballot.
    He was a close advisor to his predecessor, Pope Gregory X.
    He worked very hard for the reunification of the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches.
    He tried to meditate peace agreements between the political parties Guelphs and Ghibellines in Italy and between the then independent states of Pisa and Lucca.
    He established the program of study for the training of Dominican priests and brothers.
    His teachers at the University of Paris included St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Albert the Great.
    He preached in favor of the liberation of the Holy Land from Muslim control.

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