Thursday, August 16, 2007

Papal Tombs and Monuments (1370-1447) Part II

Pope Urban VI
Bartolomeo Prignano, Archbishop of Acerenza, Archbishop of Bari, Regent of the Papal Chancery. Elected Bishop of Rome in Rome on 8 April 1378, taking the name Urban VI and was crowned on 18 April. He was the last Pope not to have been a member of the College of Cardinals. Five monts after his election the French Cardinals elected Robert of Geneva as Clement VII (1378-1394). Thus began the Western Schism (1378-1417).

Pope Urban VI died on 15 October 1389 in the 12th year of his pontificate. He was buried in the Grottoes of the Patriarchal Vatican Basilica.

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