Pope Nicholas V

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Birthday
13, 1397
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Mar 24, 1455 (57)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
13, 1397
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Mar 24, 1455 (57)

About

Pope remembered for his humanism and intellect who served from 1447 until his death. Among his notable accomplishments were rebuilding the Vatican and restoring Rome's water supply.

Before Fame

He was a passionate reader who worked as a tutor and earned a Theology degree in 1422.

Trivia

He took the name Nicholas as an ode to Bishop Niccolo Albergati, who mentored him and sent him on a tour of Europe prior to his papacy.

Family Life

His birth name is Tommaso Parentucelli. His father was a doctor who died when Tommaso was young.

Associated With

He and Pope Pius IX both held the posiiton of Pope in the Catholic Church.