Pope Clement VI
|Bishop of Rome|
|Papacy began||7 May 1342|
|Papacy ended||6 December 1352|
|Predecessor||Pope Benedict XII|
|Successor||Pope Innocent VI|
|Created cardinal||18 December 1338|
by Benedict XII
|Birth name||Pierre Roger|
Maumont, Rosiers-d'Égletons, Limousin, Kingdom of France
|Died||6 December 1352 (aged 60–61)|
Avignon, Papal States
|Other popes named Clement|
Pope Clement VI (Latin: Clemens VI; 1291 – 6 December 1352), born Pierre Roger, was Pope of the Catholic Church from 7 May 1342 to his death in 1352. He was the fourth Avignon pope.
Clement reigned during the Black Death (1348–1350), during which he said all who died of the plague would not go to hell.
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- ↑ George L. Williams, Papal Genealogy: The Families and Descendants of the Popes, (McFarland & Company Inc., 1998), 43.