1565–1566 papal conclave

The papal conclave of 1565–66 (20 December – 7 January) was convened on the death of Pope Pius IV and ended in the election of Pope Pius V.

Papal conclave
Coat of arms during the vacancy of the Holy See
Dates and location
20 December 1565 – 7 January 1566
Apostolic Palace, Papal States
Key officials
DeanFrancesco Pisani
Sub-DeanGiovanni Morone
CamerlengoVitellozzo Vitelli
ProtopriestGeorges d'Armagnac
ProtodeaconGiulio della Rovere
Elected Pope
Michele Ghislieri
Name taken: Pius V


Cardinal Vitellozzo Vitelli was Camerlengo; Cardinal Francesco Pisani, the most senior of the cardinals was Dean of the sacred College. The conclave was made up of several small groups aligned either by family relations, such as those who favored Francesco Gonzaga; and by locale, such as the Florentines. A separate division lay between some of the younger cardinals eager to press the reforms of the Council of Trent, and their senior colleagues whose views of reform leaned towards the Inquisition, which use appeared sometimes to border on the political.[1]

Cardinal Electors at the Conclave


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