Pope Innocent VI

pope of the Catholic Church from 1353 to 1362

Pope Innocent VI (Latin: Innocentius Sextus; c. 1282 – September 12, 1362), born Étienne Aubert, was a French cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 200th Pope from December 18, 1352 until his death in 1362.[1]

Innocent VI
Papacy beganDecember 18, 1352
Papacy endedSeptember 12, 1362
PredecessorPope Clement VI
SuccessorPope Urban V
Personal details
Birth nameÉtienne Aubert
Bornc. 1282
Beyssac, France
Died(1362-09-12)September 12, 1362
Other popes named Innocent

He was the fifth of the seven popes who lived in Avignon in France.

Early life Edit

Étienne Aubert was born in the hamlet of Les Monts, which is today part of the commune of Beyssac in the Corrèze department of France.[2] He was the son of Adhemar Aubert (1260-?), seigneur de Montel-De-Gelas in Limousin.

Bishop Edit

Aubert was made the Bishop of Noyon in 1338; and he became the Bishop of Clermont in 1340.[2]

Cardinal Edit

In 1342, he was raised to the position of cardinal.[2]

Pope Edit

Cardinal Aubert was elected pope on December 18, 1352. He chose to be called Innocent VI.[2]

Pope Innocent was involved in Italian and European political disputes.[2]

Papal actions Edit

After his death Edit

The tomb of Innocent VI is at the Carthusian monastery of Villeneuve-les-Avignon.

Related pages Edit

References Edit

The Coat of Arms of Innocent VI
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-23.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Pope Innocent VI", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-24.
  3. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. C. Knight. 1838. p. 480.
  4. Chisholm, Hugh (1910). The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information. Encyclopedia Britannica Company. p. 581.

Other websites Edit

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Preceded by
Clement VI
Succeeded by
Urban V