Pope Nicholas V

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    nicholas v
    bishop of rome
    paus nicolaas v door peter paul rubens.jpg
    painting from early 17th century
    papacy began6 march 1447
    papacy ended24 march 1455
    predecessoreugene iv
    successorcallixtus iii
    orders
    ordination1422
    by niccolò albergati
    consecration17 march 1447
    by francesco condulmer
    created cardinal16 december 1446
    by eugene iv
    personal details
    birth nametommaso parentucelli
    born13 november 1397
    sarzana, republic of genoa
    died24 march 1455 (aged 57)
    rome, papal states
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    c o a nicolaus v.svg
    reference stylehis holiness
    spoken styleyour holiness
    religious styleholy father
    posthumous stylenone

    pope nicholas v (latin: nicholaus v; 13 november 1397 – 24 march 1455), born tommaso parentucelli, was pope from 6 march 1447 until his death.[1] pope eugene made him a cardinal in 1446 after successful trips to italy and germany, and when eugene died the next year parentucelli was elected in his place. he took his name nicholas in memory of his obligations to niccolò albergati.

    the pontificate of nicholas saw the fall of constantinople to the ottoman turks and the end of the hundred years war. he responded by calling a crusade against the ottomans, which never materialized. by the concordat of vienna he secured the recognition of papal rights over bishoprics and benefices. he also brought about the submission of the last of the antipopes, felix v, and the dissolution of the synod of basel. a key figure in the roman renaissance, nicholas sought to make rome the home of literature and art. he strengthened fortifications, restored aqueducts, and rebuilt many churches. he ordered design plans for what would eventually be the basilica of st. peter.

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Pope

Nicholas V
Bishop of Rome
Paus Nicolaas V door Peter Paul Rubens.jpg
Painting from early 17th century
Papacy began6 March 1447
Papacy ended24 March 1455
PredecessorEugene IV
SuccessorCallixtus III
Orders
Ordination1422
by Niccolò Albergati
Consecration17 March 1447
by Francesco Condulmer
Created cardinal16 December 1446
by Eugene IV
Personal details
Birth nameTommaso Parentucelli
Born13 November 1397
Sarzana, Republic of Genoa
Died24 March 1455 (aged 57)
Rome, Papal States
Previous post
Other popes named Nicholas
Papal styles of
Pope Nicholas V
C o a Nicolaus V.svg
Reference styleHis Holiness
Spoken styleYour Holiness
Religious styleHoly Father
Posthumous styleNone

Pope Nicholas V (Latin: Nicholaus V; 13 November 1397 – 24 March 1455), born Tommaso Parentucelli, was Pope from 6 March 1447 until his death.[1] Pope Eugene made him a cardinal in 1446 after successful trips to Italy and Germany, and when Eugene died the next year Parentucelli was elected in his place. He took his name Nicholas in memory of his obligations to Niccolò Albergati.

The Pontificate of Nicholas saw the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks and the end of the Hundred Years War. He responded by calling a crusade against the Ottomans, which never materialized. By the Concordat of Vienna he secured the recognition of papal rights over bishoprics and benefices. He also brought about the submission of the last of the antipopes, Felix V, and the dissolution of the Synod of Basel. A key figure in the Roman Renaissance, Nicholas sought to make Rome the home of literature and art. He strengthened fortifications, restored aqueducts, and rebuilt many churches. He ordered design plans for what would eventually be the Basilica of St. Peter.