Pope Clement V (1264–1314) was born Raymond Bertrand de Got. He was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 5 June 1305 to his death. He was born in 1264 in Villandraut in the Bordeaux region of France. He served as Bishop of Bordeaux. He died on 20 April 1314 in Roquemaure in the Gard department of southern France. He is known for moving the Curia from Rome to Avignon, ushering in the period known as the Avignon Papacy (‘Pape du Chateuneuf”).