Pope Urban VI
|Papacy began||April 8, 1378|
|Papacy ended||October 15, 1389|
|Predecessor||Pope Gregory XI|
|Successor||Pope Boniface IX|
|Birth name||Bartolomeo Prignano|
|Died||October 15, 1389|
|Other popes named Urban|
Prignano was elected pope on April 8, 1378; and he chose to be called Pope Urban VI.
A period called the "Western Schism" began on 20 September 20, 1378 when Robert of Geneva (also known as Clement VII) was chosen pope by 13 French cardinals. Clement VII is now considered to have been an antipope.
|Popes of the Western Schism|
- "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-13.
- "Pope Urban VI," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-13.
- Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1843). "Urban VI," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 26, p. 44.
- "Western Schism," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-13.
- "Robert of Geneva," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-13.
Media related to Urbanus VI at Wikimedia Commons
- . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
- Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Urban VI
- GCatholic, Pope Urban VI