Pope Clement IV

Pope Clement IVAlso known as

  • Guido Le Gros
  • Guy le gros Foulques


Married, and father of two daughters. Lay adviser of King Louis IX of France. Widower. Priest. Bishop of Le Puy-en-Velay, France in 1256. Archbishop of Narbonne, France in 1259. Cardinalbishop of Sabina in December 1261. Papal legate. 183rd pope. Worked against the House of Hohenstaufens by confirming the agreement that gave Charles of Anjou, youngest brother of King Louis IX, the crown of Naples and an army so he could keep it. When Conradin attacked Charles, Clement preached crusade against him. Strong opponent of nepotism in church and civil government. Patron of Roger Bacon.


Papal Ascension


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MLA Citation

  • “Pope Clement IV“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 January 2019. Web. 14 May 2021. <>