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Clement VI, Pope, approximately 1291-1352



  • Existence: ca. 1291 - 1352

Biographical History

Clement VI (1291-1352) was pope of the Catholic Church from 1342 to 1352.

Pope Clement VI, originally named Pierre Roger, was born in 1291 in Correze, France. As a boy he entered the Benedictine Order. He was made cardinal-priest of Santi Nereo e Achilleo and administrator of the bishopric of Avignon by Benedict XII in 1338. In 1342 he was elected as Pope. Clement VI issued the bull Unigenitus Dei filius on 27 January 1343 to justify the power of the pope and the use of indulgences. He was pope during the black death and granted a remission of sins to all those who died of the plague. Clement VI died on December 6, 1352 in Avignon.

wikipedia, via WWW, June 18, 2015 (Pope Clement VI; as boy Benedictine order; cradinal-priest of Santi Nereo e Achilleo and admin. of bishopric of Avignon by Benedict XII in 1338; 1342 elected pope; 1343 27 January issued bull Unigenitus Dei filius justify power of the pope and use of indulgences; black death granted remission of sins to all who died of plague; d. December 6, 1352)

britannica, via WWW, June 18, 2015 (Clement VI; pope from 1342-1352; b. 1291 in Correze, France; originally Pierre Roger)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Clement VI letter to Ortolf von Weisseneck

 Item — Oversize-folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232593712]
Identifier: Vault MSS 452
Content Description

Letter from Pope Clement VI to the Archbishop of Salzburg concerning the the privileges and status of the Mendicant Orders. Dated 1349 November 25.

Dates: 1349 November 25

Documents and history

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233290094]
Identifier: Vault MSS 461
Scope and Contents

Documents relating to papal supremacy over Sicily and miscellaneous documents relating to the privileges and history of the papacy (pp. 1-79). "Gesta romanorum pontificum," lives of Popes from Leo IX, 1002-1054 to Gregory IX, 1170-1241 (pp. 79-178). Documents of Popes from Innocent III, 1160 or 61-1216 to Clement VI, 1291?-1352 (pp. 178-192).

Dates: 1200-1352

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