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Clement VI letter to Ortolf von Weisseneck

 Item — oversize-folder: 1
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.


  • 1349 November 25


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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.

Biographical History

Ordulf of Wiesseneck was the Archbishop of Salzburg.

Ordulf of Wiesseneck became the Archbishop of Salzburg in 1343 and remained Archbishop until 1365.


1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

Items seem to have been purchased as a set with the Picenardi Family papers; MSS 769.


Physical description: 1 sheet : vellum ; 64 x 40 cm.

Processing Information

Processed; Erin Owens; June 2015.

Register of Clement VI letter to Ortolf von Weisseneck
Erin Owens
2015 June 18
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

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