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Clement (VII), Antipope
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(Sep 20, 1378 – Sep 16, 1394; Robert of Geneva, born 1342 in the Castle of Annecy) was appointed bishop of Thérouanne in 1361 and of Cambrai in 1368, and became a cardinal in 1371; from 1376 to 1378 he was legate in Italy, where his drastic measures proved more fitting for a warrior than a clergyman. In Fondi, Clement was elected pope by French cardinals who had previously declared Urban VI to be deposed. Some Italian cardinals also supported him, thus leading to the great Western Schism (Papacy: II). Convinced of the legitimacy of his election, he returned to Avignon and submit…

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Schmidt, Tilmann, “Clement (VII), Antipope”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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