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Pope Clement VI
Bishop of Rome
Papacy began7 May 1342
Papacy ended6 December 1352
PredecessorBenedict XII
SuccessorInnocent VI
Orders
Consecration1329
Created Cardinal18 December 1338
Personal details
Birth namePierre Roger
Born1291
Maumont, Rosiers-d'Égletons, Limousin, Kingdom of France
Died6 December 1352(1352-12-06) (aged 60–61)
Avignon, Papal States
Other Popes named Clement

Pope Clement VI (Latin: Clemens VI; 1291 – 6 December 1352), born Pierre Roger,[1] was Pope of the Catholic Church from 7 May 1342 to his death in 1352. He was the fourth Avignon pope.

Clement reigned during the Black Death (1348–1350), during which he said all who died of the plague would not go to hell.

Notes

  1. George L. Williams, Papal Genealogy: The Families and Descendants of the Popes, (McFarland & Company Inc., 1998), 43.