Information about Pope Clement VI

Pope Clement VI (1291 - 6 December 1352)

Pope Clement VI (Latin: Clemens VI), born Pierre Roger, was Pope from 7 May 1342 to his death in 1352. He was the fourth Avignon pope. Clement reigned during the first visitation of the Black Death (1348–1350), during which he granted remission of sins to all who died of the plague.

Roger steadfastly resisted temporal encroachments on the Church's ecclesiastical jurisdiction and, as Clement VI, entrenched French dominance of the Church and opened its coffers to enhance the regal splendour of the Papacy. He recruited composers and music theorists for his court, including figures associated with the then-innovative Ars Nova style of France and the Low Countries. His nepotism was ultimately reflected in the 44 statues of relatives which surrounded his sarcophagus.

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Papa Clemens Sextus (Pope Clement VI) Flag of Holy See Holy See 7 May 1342 6 December 1352
Papa Clemens Sextus (Pope Clement VI) Flag of Papal States Papal States 7 May 1342 6 December 1352
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