Pope Clement VI

1291 - 1352

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Clement VI has received more than 356,144 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Pope Clement VI is the 185th most popular religious figure (down from 144th in 2019), the 199th most popular biography from France (down from 173rd in 2019) and the 12th most popular Religious Figure.

Pope Clement VI was most famous for being the pope during the Black Death.

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Among religious figures, Pope Clement VI ranks 185 out of 2,238Before him are Mani, Pope Urban III, Pope Leo III, Pope Marcellus II, Pope Honorius III, and Jacques de Molay. After him are Rita of Cascia, Pope Clement X, Pope Boniface V, Pope Sixtus II, Pope Celestine V, and Pope Evaristus.

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Among people born in 1291, Pope Clement VI ranks 1After him are Afonso IV of Portugal, Philippe de Vitry, Aymon, Count of Savoy, Lippo Memmi, and Cangrande I della Scala. Among people deceased in 1352, Pope Clement VI ranks 1After him are Basarab I of Wallachia, Matthias of Arras, Chungjeong of Goryeo, and Elisabeth of Austria, Duchess of Lorraine.

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Among people born in France, Pope Clement VI ranks 199 out of 6,011Before him are André Breton (1896), Gustave Le Bon (1841), Vilfredo Pareto (1848), Jean Racine (1639), Georges Pompidou (1911), and Jacques de Molay (1243). After him are Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113), François Truffaut (1932), Henri de Saint-Simon (1760), Henri Rousseau (1844), Léon Foucault (1819), and Richard II of England (1367).


Among religious figures born in France, Pope Clement VI ranks 12Before him are Thérèse of Lisieux (1873), Bernadette Soubirous (1844), Pope Gregory XI (1370), Pope John XXII (1244), Pope Urban V (1310), and Jacques de Molay (1243). After him are Saint Roch (1295), Pope Innocent VI (1282), Pope Benedict XII (1280), Francis de Sales (1567), Pope Urban VI (1318), and Pope Clement IV (1190).