Pope Gregory XI

1370 - 1378

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Pope Gregory XI (Latin: Gregorius, born Pierre Roger de Beaufort; c. 1329 – 27 March 1378) was head of the Catholic Church from 30 December 1370 to his death in 1378. He was the seventh and last Avignon pope and the most recent French pope recognized by the modern Catholic Church. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Gregory XI has received more than 229,762 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Gregory XI is the 137th most popular religious figure (down from 131st in 2019), the 164th most popular biography from France (down from 142nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular French Religious Figure.

Pope Gregory XI was the pope who moved the papacy back to Rome from Avignon.

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Among religious figures, Pope Gregory XI ranks 137 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Paul V, Miriam, Pope Leo I, Pope Gregory XII, Pope Sixtus V, and Pope Clement XII. After him are Pope Innocent X, Pope Formosus, Pope Pius IV, Pope Gregory XV, Zechariah, and Bernadette Soubirous.

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Among people born in 1370, Pope Gregory XI ranks 1After him are Antipope John XXIII, Isabeau of Bavaria, John VII Palaiologos, Olaf II of Denmark, Leonardo Bruni, Gentile da Fabriano, Erasmo of Narni, Lorenzo Monaco, Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, Antipope Clement VIII, and Švitrigaila. Among people deceased in 1378, Pope Gregory XI ranks 1After him are Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Joanna of Bourbon, and Galeazzo II Visconti.

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Among people born in France, Pope Gregory XI ranks 164 out of 5,234Before him are Erik Satie (1866), Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122), Henry Cavendish (1731), Jean Bodin (1530), Pope Sylvester II (938), and Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683). After him are Théodore Géricault (1791), Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754), Georges Seurat (1859), Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809), Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684), and Joachim Murat (1767).


Among religious figures born in France, Pope Gregory XI ranks 7Before him are John Calvin (1509), Pope Urban II (1042), Bernard of Clairvaux (1090), Pope Clement V (1264), Saint Sebastian (300), and Pope John XXII (1244). After him are Bernadette Soubirous (1844), Pope Clement VI (1291), Pope Urban V (1310), Pope Urban VI (1318), Thérèse of Lisieux (1873), and Pope Benedict XII (1280).