CLEMENT VI

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FrenchBorn Pierre ROGER

Pope from 7 May 1342 to his death in 1352

Born on 1291 in Rosiers-d'Égletons, France , France

Died on November 28, 1352 in Avignon, France

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Clement was born in the chateau of Maumont, today part of the commune of Rosiers-d'Égletons, Corrèze, in Limousin, the son of the wealthy lord of Rosiers-d'Égletons.



He entered the Benedictine order as a boy, studied at the College de Sorbonne in Paris, and became successively prior of St. Baudil, Abbot of Fécamp, Bishop of Arras, Chancellor of France, Archbishop of Sens and Archbishop of Rouen. He was made cardinal-priest of Santi Nereo e Achilleo and administrator of the bishopric of Avignon by Benedict XII in 1338 and was chosen to succeed him as pope at the papal conclave of 1342.

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