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Pope Urban VI

1318 - 1389

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Pope Urban VI (Latin: Urbanus VI; Italian: Urbano VI; c. 1318 – 15 October 1389), born Bartolomeo Prignano (Italian pronunciation: [bartoloˈmɛːo priɲˈɲaːno]), was head of the Catholic Church from 8 April 1378 to his death in October 1389. He was the most recent pope to be elected from outside the College of Cardinals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Urban VI has received more than 329,048 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Pope Urban VI is the 212th most popular religious figure (down from 155th in 2019), the 224th most popular biography from France (down from 182nd in 2019) and the 17th most popular French Religious Figure.

Pope Urban VI was most famous for being the first pope to be elected in a conclave.

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Among religious figures, Pope Urban VI ranks 212 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Adrian VI, Francis de Sales, Pope Innocent VII, Pope Felix I, Pope Innocent IX, and John of the Cross. After him are Pope Lucius III, Tomás de Torquemada, Rabia of Basra, Pope Benedict II, Abdul Qadir Gilani, and Pope Urban I.

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Among people born in 1318, Pope Urban VI ranks 1After him are Margaret, Countess of Tyrol, Yusuf I of Granada, Robert, Prince of Taranto, Albert II, Duke of Mecklenburg, and Eleanor of Woodstock. Among people deceased in 1389, Pope Urban VI ranks 3Before him are Murad I and Hafez. After him are Miloš Obilić, Dmitry Donskoy, Lazar of Serbia, U of Goryeo, Gülçiçek Hatun, William I, Duke of Bavaria, Chang of Goryeo, Hayam Wuruk, and Albert IV, Duke of Mecklenburg.

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Among people born in France, Pope Urban VI ranks 224 out of 6,011Before him are Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (1635), Nicolas Sarkozy (1955), Philip V of France (1293), Francis de Sales (1567), Charles Fourier (1772), and Gilles Deleuze (1925). After him are François-René de Chateaubriand (1768), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), Philip III of France (1245), Charlotte Corday (1768), Pope Leo IX (1002), and Jean-Michel Jarre (1948).


Among religious figures born in France, Pope Urban VI ranks 17Before him are Jacques de Molay (1243), Pope Clement VI (1291), Saint Roch (1295), Pope Innocent VI (1282), Pope Benedict XII (1280), and Francis de Sales (1567). After him are Pope Clement IV (1190), Vincent de Paul (1581), Pope Callixtus II (1065), Pope Urban IV (1185), Pope Martin IV (1220), and Pope Innocent V (1225).