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Felix V, Anti-pope
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(Amadeus VIII, count and duke of Savoy; Sep 4, 1383, Chambéry – Jan 7, 1451, Geneva). After a largely successful rule as Prince of Savoy, Amadeus was elected pope by the Council of Basel on Nov 5, 1439, following the deposition of Eugenius IV by the church assembly. He was only able to secure recognition temporarily in some parts of Europe. Felix did not share the conciliarism of Basel, although he had attained his office through its agency. After 1442, he resided largely in Lausanne, was bishop of Geneva from 1444, and re…

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Smolinsky, Heribert, “Felix V, Anti-pope”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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