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Pi·us V(pī′əs), Saint Originally Antonio Ghislieri. 1504-1572.
Pope (1566-1572). A leading figure of the Counter Reformation, he excommunicated Elizabeth I of England.
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(Biography) Saint. original name Michele Ghislieri. 1504–72, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1566–72). He attempted to enforce the reforms decreed by the Council of Trent, excommunicated Elizabeth I of England (1570), and organized the alliance that defeated the Turks at Lepanto (1571). Feast day: 30 April
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