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Antipope Benedict XIII
el Papa Luna
Diocese Avignon, France
Elected 28 September 1394
Papacy began 11 October 1394
Quashed 12 March 1403
Papacy ended 23 May 1423
Predecessor Antipope Clement VII
Successor Antipope Clement VIII
Opposed to Pope Boniface IX
Other posts Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Cosmedin
Ordination 3 October 1394
Consecration 11 October 1394
by Jean de Neufchatel
Created Cardinal 20 December 1375
Rank Cardinal-Deacon
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Birth name Pedro Martínez de Luna y Pérez de Gotor
Born 1328
Illueca, Crown of Aragon
Died 23 May 1423 (1423-07) (aged 95)
Peñíscola, Crown of Aragon
Buried Castillo Palacio del Papa Luna, Illueca (skull)
Occupation Professor
Previous post Apostolic Administrator of Avignon (28 September 1394–1398)
Alma mater University of Montpellier
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Other Popes and Antipopes named Benedict

Benedict XIII (born Pedro Martínez de Luna y Pérez de Gotor; 1328–23 May 1423), known as el Papa Luna in Spanish, was an Aragonese nobleman who claimed to be Pope during the Western Schism. The Catholic Church officially considers him an antipope.

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