Pope Urban VI facts
|Papacy began||April 8, 1378|
|Papacy ended||October 15, 1389|
|Predecessor||Pope Gregory XI|
|Successor||Pope Boniface IX|
|Birth name||Bartolomeo Prignano|
|Died||October 15, 1389
|Other Popes named Urban|
Prignano was born in Naples.
Prignano was elected pope on April 8, 1378; and he chose to be called Pope Urban VI.
A period called the "Western Schism" began on 20 September 20, 1378 when Robert of Geneva (also known as Clement VII) was chosen pope by 13 French cardinals. Clement VII is now considered to have been an antipope.
|Popes of the Western Schism|
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