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.

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