Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Papal Tombs and Monuments (1370-1447) Part I

Pope Gregory XI

Pierre Roger Cardinal de Beaufort, Cardinal Deacon of Santa Maria Nuova. Elected Bishop of Rome on 30 December 1370 in the Palace of Popes, Avignon, taking the name Pope Gregory XI, ordained to the priesthood on 4 January 1371, and was consecrated to the episcopate and crowned on 5 January.

Pope Gregory XI died on 27 March 1378 in Rome in the 8th year of his pontificate. The last of the Avignon Popes, he was buried in Santa Maria Nuova e Santa Francesca Romana in the Forum.

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