Antipope Clement VII

1342 - 1394

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Robert of Geneva, (French: Robert de Genève; 1342 – 16 September 1394) elected to the papacy as Clement VII (French: Clément VII) by the cardinals who opposed Urban VI, was the first antipope residing in Avignon, France. His election led to the Western Schism. The son of Amadeus III, Count of Geneva, Robert became Archbishop of Cambrai and was made a cardinal in 1371. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antipope Clement VII has received more than 177,198 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Antipope Clement VII is the 459th most popular religious figure (down from 451st in 2019), the 530th most popular biography from France (down from 519th in 2019) and the 30th most popular French Religious Figure.

Clement VII was the last of the Avignon popes and was most famous for his decision to move the papacy back to Rome.

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Among religious figures, Antipope Clement VII ranks 459 out of 2,272Before him are Rabbi Akiva, Ahmed Yassin, Eric IX of Sweden, Pope Miltiades, Rashi, and Genevieve. After him are Micah, John Wesley, Rose of Lima, Pope Anastasius III, Devadatta, and Umm Salama.

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Among people born in 1342, Antipope Clement VII ranks 3Before him are Philip the Bold and Tokhtamysh. After him are Jeong Dojeon, Frederick the Simple, Leo V, King of Armenia, Julian of Norwich, Catherine of Bohemia, and Sancho Alfonso, 1st Count of Alburquerque. Among people deceased in 1394, Antipope Clement VII ranks 1After him are Anne of Bohemia, John Hawkwood, Mary de Bohun, Constance of Castile, Duchess of Lancaster, Gongyang of Goryeo, Emperor Chōkei, and Maria Angelina Doukaina Palaiologina.

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Among people born in France, Antipope Clement VII ranks 530 out of 5,234Before him are Henry I, Duke of Guise (1550), Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848), Marcel Mauss (1872), Chilperic I (539), Rashi (1040), and Genevieve (423). After him are Marcel Marceau (1923), Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788), Mary of Guise (1515), J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940), William II of England (1056), and François Arago (1786).


Among religious figures born in France, Antipope Clement VII ranks 30Before him are Pope Innocent V (1225), Peter the Hermit (1050), Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647), Hugues de Payens (1074), Rashi (1040), and Genevieve (423). After him are Ansgar (801), Pope Nicholas II (990), Louis de Montfort (1673), Victor of Aveyron (1793), Peter Waldo (1140), and Luigi Lucheni (1873).