Monday, August 20, 2007

Papal Tombs and Monuments (1370-1447) Part VI

Pope Martin V
Oddone Cardinal Colonna, Cardinal deacon of San Giorgio in Velabro, Bishop of Urbino, Vicar of Rome and archpriest of the Patriarchal Lateran Basilica. Elected Bishop of Rome on 11 November 1417 at the Council of Constance (where twenty-three cardinals joined with six representatives from each of the five nations - England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain - to conduct a unique conclave), taking the name Martin V, ordained to the priesthood on 13 November, in the presbyterium of the cathedral of Constance, consecrated to the episcopate on 14 November in the same presbyterium, and crowned, on 21 November 21, 1417, in front of the cathedral of Constance.

Pope Martin V died on 20 February, 1431, in Rome in the 14th year of his pontificate. He was buried in the middle of the nave of the Patriarchal Lateran Basilica, Rome; in 1853, his tomb was transferred to the area of the Confession of the Basilica.

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