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Pope Pius V in Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore - Rome, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 41° 53.827 E 012° 29.970
33T E 292574 N 4641376
Quick Description: Pope Saint Pius V born Antonio Ghislieri was Pope from 8 January 1566 to his death in 1572. He is venerated as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 10/10/2015 1:22:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMPR0H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 5

Long Description:
He is chiefly notable for his role in the Council of Trent, the Counter-Reformation, and the standardization of the Roman rite within the Latin Church.

As a cardinal, Ghislieri gained a reputation for putting orthodoxy before personalities, prosecuting eight French bishops for heresy. He also stood firm against nepotism, rebuking his predecessor Pope Pius IV to his face when he wanted to make a 13-year-old member of his family a cardinal and subsidize a nephew from the papal treasury.

By means of his papal bull of 1570, Regnans in Excelsis, Pius V excommunicated Elizabeth I of England for heresy and persecution of English Catholics during her reign. He also arranged the formation of the Holy League, an alliance of Catholic states. Although outnumbered, the Holy League famously defeated the Ottoman Empire, which had threatened to overrun Europe, at the Battle of Lepanto.
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Date of birth: 1/17/1504

Date of death: 5/1/1572

Area of notoriety: Religion

Marker Type: Monument

Setting: Indoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Fee required?: No

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