Avignon Papacy
The Avignon Papacy was the period from 1309 to 1377, during which seven successive popes resided in Avignon, in France, rather than in Rome. This situation arose from the conflict between the Papacy a...
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The Powerful Curse Of Jacques De Molay, The Last Grand Master Of Templars
On March 18, 1314, Jacques de Molay and a few other Templars, after enduring torture and many other humiliations, were sent to death.
War of the Eight Saints
The War of the Eight Saints (1375–1378) was a war between Pope Gregory XI and a coalition of Italian city-states led by Florence, which contributed to the end of the Avignon Papacy.
The causes of ...
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Antipope Nicholas V
Nicholas V, born Pietro Rainalducci (c. 1260 – 16 October 1333) was an antipope in Italy from 12 May 1328 to 25 July 1330 during the pontificate of Pope John XXII (1316–34) at Avignon. He was the last...
Western Schism
The Western Schism or Papal Schism was a split within the Roman Catholic Church from 1378 to 1417. Several men simultaneously claimed to be the true pope. Driven by politics rather than any theologica...
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The Powerful Curse Of Jacques De Molay, The Last Grand Master Of Templars
On March 18, 1314, Jacques de Molay and a few other Templars, after enduring torture and many other humiliations, were sent to death.
Telesphorus of Cosenza
Telesphorus of Cosenza (or Theophorus, Theolophorus) was a name assumed by one of the pseudo-prophets during the time of the Western Schism. As an pseudonymous author of a Latin work Liber de magnis t...
Tower of Philip the Fair
Tour Philippe-le-Bel (English: Tower of Philip the Fair) is a medieval tower in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon which marked the French terminus of the Saint-Bénézet Bridge across the Rhone between the Kin...
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Guillaume Court
Guillaume Court (died 1361) was a French Cistercian theologian and Cardinal. He was briefly bishop of Nîmes, and then bishop of Albi, in 1337, but only for a year, as Pope Benedict XII shortly elevate...
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Fort Saint-André (Villeneuve-lès-Avignon)
The Fort Saint-André is a medieval fortress in the commune of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon in the Gard département of France, dating from the first half of the 14th century.
The treaty of Meaux-Paris, s...
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Apostolic Camera
The Apostolic Camera, or in Latin (Reverenda) Camera Apostolica or Apostolica Camera, is the central board of finance in the Papal administrative system, which at one time was of great importance in ...
Cardinals created by Benedict XII
Pope Benedict XII (r. 1334–1342) created six new cardinals in one consistory celebrated on 18 December 1338:Several later authors claimed that cardinal-priest of S. Stefano created in this consistory ...
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Gérard du Puy
Gérard du Puy (died February 14, 1389) was a French cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and cardinal-nephew of Pope Gregory XI.
In 1372, du Puy, already abbot of Marmoutier (Italian: abate d...
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Antipope Benedict XIII
Benedict XIII, born Pedro Martínez de Luna y Pérez de Gotor (25 November 1328 – 23 May 1423), known as el Papa Luna in Spanish, was an Aragonese nobleman, who is officially considered by the Catholic ...
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Siege of Ypres (1383)
The Siege of Ypres in 1383 occurred between June 8 and August 8 as part of Despenser's Crusade and the Revolt of Ghent (1379-1385), by English forces and forces from the Flemish city of Ghent. The sie...
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Pope Urban V
Pope Urban V (Latin: Urbanus V; 1310 – 19 December 1370), born William de Grimoard, was Pope from 28 September 1362 to his death in 1370 and was also a member of the Order of Saint Benedict. He wa...
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Pope Benedict XII
Pope Benedict XII (Latin: Benedictus XII; died 25 April 1342), born Jacques Fournier, was Pope from 20 December 1334 to his death in 1342. He was the third Avignon Pope.
Little is known of the...
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Papal conclave, 1362
The papal conclave, 1362 elected William Grimoard as Pope Urban V to succeed Pope Innocent VI in the Palais des Papes of Avignon, continuing the Avignon Papacy.
Twenty cardinals entered the concla...
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Avignon Exchange
The Avignon Exchange was one of the first foreign exchange markets in history, established in the Comtat Venaissin during the Avignon Papacy. The Exchange was composed of the agents (factores) of the ...
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Bérenger Fredoli
Bérenger Fredoli (b. at Vérune, France, c. 1250; d. at Avignon, 11 June 1323) was a French canon lawyer and Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati.
He was canon and precentor of Béziers, secular Abbot of Sai...
Avignon Cathedral
Avignon Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Doms d'Avignon) is a Roman Catholic cathedral located next to the Palais des Papes in the French city of Avignon. It is the seat of the Archbishop.The cath...
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Pope Innocent VI
Pope Innocent VI (Latin: Innocentius VI; 1282 or 1295 – 12 September 1362), born Étienne Aubert, was Pope from 18 December 1352 to his death in 1362. He was the fifth Avignon Pope.
Étienne's f...
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Palais des Papes
The Palais des Papes (English: Papal palace, lo Palais dei Papas in Occitan) is a historical palace in Avignon, southern France, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Euro...
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Pope Clement V
Pope Clement V (Latin: Clemens V; c. 1264 – 20 April 1314), born Raymond Bertrand de Got (also occasionally spelled de Guoth and de Goth), was Pope from 5 June 1305 to his death in 1314. He is inf...
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Angel de Grimoard
Angel de Grimoard, C.R.S.A., (also recorded as Anglic or Angelic) (ca. 1315/1320 in Grizac, Languedoc – 13 April 1388 in Avignon) was a French canon regular and a Cardinal. He was the younger br...
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Despenser's Crusade
Despenser's Crusade (or the Bishop of Norwich's Crusade, sometimes just Norwich Crusade) of 1383 was a military expedition led by Henry le Despenser that aimed to assist the city of Ghent in its strug...
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Papal conclave, 1342
Papal conclave of 5 May to 7 May 1342 – the papal conclave convened after the death of Pope Benedict XII, it elected Cardinal Pierre Roger, who became the fourth Pope of the period of Avignon Papacy u...
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Arnaud de Pellegrue
Arnaud de Pellegrue (died August 1331) was a cardinal-nephew of Pope Clement V, the first pope of the Avignon Papacy.He was born in Château Lamothe, Ancient Diocese of Bazas to the "ancient and noble"...
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Papal conclave, 1378
The papal conclave from April 7 to 9, 1378 was the papal conclave which was the immediate cause of the Western Schism in the Catholic Church. The conclave was one of the shortest in the history of the...
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Papal mint
The Papal Mint is the pope's institute for the production of hard cash. Papal Mint also refers to the buildings in Avignon, Rome, and elsewhere that used to house the mint. (The Italian word for mint...