Papal conclave, May 1555

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Papal conclave
May 1555
Sede vacante.svg
Coat of arms during the vacancy of the Holy See
Dates and location
15–23 May 1555
Apostolic Palace, Papal States
Key officials
Dean Giovanni Pietro Carafa
Camerlengo Guido Ascanio Sforza di Santa Fiora
Protopriest Claude de Longwy de Givry
Protodeacon Francesco Pisani
Elected Pope
Giovanni Pietro Carafa
(Name taken: Paul IV)
Pope Paul IV.PNG

The papal conclave of 15 to 23 May 1555 was convened on the death of Pope Marcellus II (whose reign had only lasted from 9 April to 1 May that year) and elected Pope Paul IV as his successor.