Antipope Benedict XIII

cardinal, antipope from 1394 to 1423 (1328-1423)

Benedict XIII (born Pedro Martínez de Luna y Pérez de Gotor; 1328–23 May 1423), known as el Papa Luna in Spanish, was an Aragonese nobleman who claimed to be Pope during the Western Schism. The Catholic Church officially considers him an antipope.


Benedict XIII
el Papa Luna
DioceseAvignon, France
Elected28 September 1394
Papacy began11 October 1394
Quashed12 March 1403
Papacy ended23 May 1423
PredecessorAntipope Clement VII
SuccessorAntipope Clement VIII
Opposed toPope Boniface IX
Other postsCardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Cosmedin
Ordination3 October 1394
by Jean de Neufchatel
Consecration11 October 1394
by Jean de Neufchatel
Created cardinal20 December 1375
Personal details
Birth namePedro Martínez de Luna y Pérez de Gotor
Illueca, Crown of Aragon
Died23 May 1423 (1423-07) (aged 95)
Peñíscola, Crown of Aragon
BuriedCastillo Palacio del Papa Luna, Illueca (skull)
Previous postApostolic Administrator of Avignon (28 September 1394–1398)
Alma materUniversity of Montpellier
Coat of armsBenedict XIII's coat of arms
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