Pope Paul V, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pope Paul V

Pope from 1605 to 1621

Date of Birth: 17-Sep-1552

Place of Birth: Rome, Lazio, Italy

Date of Death: 28-Jan-1621

Profession: Catholic priest, cleric

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Pope Paul V

  • Pope Paul V (Latin: Paulus V; Italian: Paolo V) (17 September 1550 – 28 January 1621), born Camillo Borghese, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 16 May 1605 to his death in 1621.
  • In 1611, he honored Galileo Galilei as a member of the Papal Accademia dei Lincei and supported his discoveries.
  • In 1616, Pope Paul V instructed Cardinal Bellarmine to inform Galileo that the Copernican theory could not be taught as fact, but Bellarmine's certificate allowed Galileo to continue his studies in search for evidence and use the geocentric model as a theoretical device.
  • That same year Paul V assured Galileo that he was safe from persecution so long as he, the Pope, should live.
  • Bellarmine's certificate was used by Galileo for his defense at the trial of 1633.

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