Antipope Benedict XIII

1328 - 1423

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Pedro Martínez de Luna y Pérez de Gotor (25 November 1328 – 23 May 1423), known as el Papa Luna in Spanish and Pope Luna in English, was an Aragonese nobleman, who as Benedict XIII, is considered an antipope (see Western Schism) by the Catholic Church. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antipope Benedict XIII has received more than 281,553 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Antipope Benedict XIII is the 432nd most popular religious figure (up from 464th in 2019), the 108th most popular biography from Spain (up from 130th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Spanish Religious Figure.

Pope Benedict XIII was the last of the Avignon popes and was deposed by the Council of Constance in 1417.

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Among religious figures, Antipope Benedict XIII ranks 432 out of 2,272Before him are Dionysius the Areopagite, Pope Eleutherius, Margaret Mary Alacoque, Pope John XI, Camillus de Lellis, and Saint Sarah. After him are Pope Boniface VI, Salome, Pope Soter, Pope Constantine, Pope Victor I, and Musa al-Kadhim.

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Among people born in 1328, Antipope Benedict XIII ranks 2Before him is Hongwu Emperor. After him are Louis II, Elector of Brandenburg, Joan of Kent, Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Aragon, Peter I of Cyprus, Emperor Go-Murakami, Blanche of France, Duchess of Orléans, and Nikephoros II Orsini. Among people deceased in 1423, Antipope Benedict XIII ranks 1After him is Tommaso Mocenigo.

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Among people born in Spain, Antipope Benedict XIII ranks 108 out of 2,595Before him are Pablo de Sarasate (1844), Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021), Ibn Tufail (1110), Francisco Gento (1933), Francisco Tárrega (1852), and José Carreras (1946). After him are Miguel de Unamuno (1864), Dolores Ibárruri (1895), Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852), Miguel Primo de Rivera (1870), Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566), and Pelagius of Asturias (685).


Among religious figures born in Spain, Antipope Benedict XIII ranks 11Before him are Saint Dominic (1170), Saint Lawrence (225), Francis Xavier (1506), Pope Callixtus III (1379), Tomás de Torquemada (1420), and John of the Cross (1542). After him are Vincent of Saragossa (300), Josemaría Escrivá (1902), Vincent Ferrer (1350), Ibn Hazm (994), Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía (1510), and Eulalia of Mérida (290).