Urban vi



(Bartolomeo Prignano) c1318–89, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1378–89.
Historical Examples

In the year 1378, a contest arose between two popes, Urban VI.
Fox’s Book of Martyrs John Foxe

In the fourteenth century the number of cardinals was fixed by Urban VI.
Curiosities of Christian History Croake James

When, in consequence of a division among the cardinals, two rival popes were elected, Urban VI.
Curious Church Customs Various

Urban VI was as blind to cautious temporal as to cautious ecclesiastical policy.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07 Various

The great schism, which was to endure fifty years, broke out soon after the election of his successor, Urban VI.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5 Various

In 1378 a battle took place here between the partisans of Urban VI.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 6 Various

noun
original name Bartolomeo Prignano ?1318–89, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1378–89). His policies led to the election of an antipope by the French cardinals, thus beginning the Great Schism in the West

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