Pope Clement VI
Pope of the Catholic Church and the fourth Avignon Pope (1342–1352)
Pope Clement VI (Latin: Clemens VI; 1291 – 6 December 1352), born Pierre Roger, was Pope of the Catholic Church from 7 May 1342 to his death in 1352. He was the fourth Avignon pope.
|Bishop of Rome|
|Papacy began||7 May 1342|
|Papacy ended||6 December 1352|
|Predecessor||Pope Benedict XII|
|Successor||Pope Innocent VI|
|Created cardinal||18 December 1338|
by Benedict XII
|Birth name||Pierre Roger|
Maumont, Rosiers-d'Égletons, Limousin, Kingdom of France
|Died||6 December 1352 (aged 60–61)|
Avignon, Papal States
|Other popes named Clement|
Clement reigned during the Black Death (1348–1350), during which he said all who died of the plague would not go to hell.
- ↑ George L. Williams, Papal Genealogy: The Families and Descendants of the Popes, (McFarland & Company Inc., 1998), 43.