Pope Innocent VI

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Innocent VI
Papacy beganDecember 18, 1352
Papacy endedSeptember 12, 1362
PredecessorPope Clement VI
SuccessorPope Urban V
Personal details
Birth nameÉtienne Aubert
Bornc. 1282
Beyssac, France
Died(1362-09-12)September 12, 1362
Other popes named Innocent

Pope Innocent VI (Latin: Innocentius Sextus; c. 1282 – September 12, 1362), born Étienne Aubert, was a French cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 200th Pope from December 18, 1352 until his death in 1362.[1]

He was the fifth of the seven popes who lived in Avignon in France.

Early life[change | change source]

Étienne Aubert was born in the hamlet of Les Monts, which is today part of the commune of Beyssac in the Corrèze department of France.[2] He was the son of Adhemar Aubert (1260-?), seigneur de Montel-De-Gelas in Limousin.

Bishop[change | change source]

Aubert was made the Bishop of Noyon in 1338; and he became the Bishop of Clermont in 1340.[2]

Cardinal[change | change source]

In 1342, he was raised to the position of cardinal.[2]

Pope[change | change source]

Cardinal Aubert was elected pope on December 18, 1352. He chose to be called Innocent VI.[2]

Pope Innocent was involved in Italian and European political disputes.[2]

Papal actions[change | change source]

After his death[change | change source]

The tomb of Innocent VI is at the Carthusian monastery of Villeneuve-les-Avignon.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

The Coat of Arms of Innocent VI
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-23.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Pope Innocent VI", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-24.
  3. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. C. Knight. 1838. p. 480.
  4. Chisholm, Hugh (1910). The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information. Encyclopedia Britannica Company. p. 581.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Innocentius VI at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Clement VI
Succeeded by
Urban V