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Bertrand du Pouget (Italian Bertrando del Poggetto) (1280–1352) was a French papal diplomat and Cardinal.

He may have been a nephew of Pope John XXII.[1] As cardinal he was closely involved in dealing with the practical consequences of the migration of the papacy to Avignon, and also in striving to uphold papal prestige in Italy, for example by artistic commissions in Bologna.[2] He expelled from Piacenza Galeazzo Visconti, imperial vicar for Emperor Henry VII,[3] and in 1329 arranged for a public burning of Dante's De monarchia.[4]

He was created cardinal priest of S. Marcello in 1316, and became bishop of Ostia in 1327.[5].


  1. G. Mollat: Vitae paparum avenionensium, vol. II, Paris 1928, p. 725, says that the statement about his relationship with John XXII resulted from an error
  4. Gert Sørensen, The Reception of the Political Aristotle, p. 21, in Marianne Pade (editor), Renaissance Readings of the Corpus Aristotelicum: Proceedings of the Conference Held in Copenhagen 23-25 April 1998 (2001).
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Regnaud de la Porte
Cardinal-bishop of Ostia
Succeeded by
Étienne Aubert
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