New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Paul V

Pope Paul VArticle

Reigned from 16 May 1605 to 1 January 1621. Born on 17 September 1550 in Rome, Italy as Camillo Borghese; died there on 1 January 1621. A canonist and disciplinarian, his firmness during his pontificate was probably due to his early training. He brought on a schism of a year’s duration when he excommunicated the government of the Republic of Venice. A patron of art, he enriched the Vatican Library, finished Saint Peter’s, and encouraged Guido Reni.

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  • “Pope Paul V”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 June 2017. Web. 16 May 2021. <>