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  • 1Avignon Papacy — In the history of the Roman Catholic Church, the Avignon Papacy was the period from 1309 to 1377 during which seven popes, all French, resided in Avignon, France: *Pope Clement V: 1305 ndash;1314 *Pope John XXII: 1316 ndash;1334 *Pope Benedict… …

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  • 2Avignon papacy — Roman Catholic papacy during the period 1309–77, when the popes resided at Avignon, France. Elected pope through the machinations of Philip IV of France, Clement V moved the papal capital to Avignon four years later primarily for political… …

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  • 3papacy — /pay peuh see/, n., pl. papacies. Rom. Cath. Ch. 1. the office, dignity, or jurisdiction of the pope. 2. the system of ecclesiastical government in which the pope is recognized as the supreme head. 3. the period during which a certain pope is in… …

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  • 4Avignon — French commune native name= Ville d Avignon common name= Avignon |border=1px image flag size= 120px image coat of arms= Avignon coat of arms.jpg image coat of arms size = 90px flag Coat of arms x = 188 y = 208 time zone = CET (GMT +1)… …

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  • 5Avignon Exchange — The Avignon Exchange was one of the first foreign exchange markets in history, established in the Comtat Venaissin during the Avignon Papacy. The Exchange was composed of the agents ( factores ) of the great Italian banking houses, who acted as… …

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  • 6Avignon school — School of late Gothic painting associated with the city of Avignon, Fr. , during the Avignon papacy, when many Italian artists worked there. This school represents a body of late Gothic painting and not necessarily a single stylistic evolution.… …

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  • 7Avignon Cathedral — …

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  • 8Avignon — [ȧ vē nyōn′] city in SE France, on the Rhone River: seat of the papacy (1309 77): pop. 87,000 …

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  • 9Avignon — /ann vee nyawonn /, n. a city in and the capital of Vaucluse, in SE France, on the Rhone River: papal residence 1309 77. 93,024. * * * ancient Avennio City (pop., 1999: 85,854), southeastern France. Founded as a Phocaean colony, it was conquered… …

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  • 10Avignon —    City on the Rhone River, seat of the papal curia from 1309 to 1378. Although now a part of France, in the Middle Ages and Renaissance the city was part of the county of Venaissin, which was a fief dependent on the papacy. After his election in …

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  • 11Avignon —    City in Southern France situated on the left bank of the Rhone River. In 1309, Pope Clement V, who had been living in France since 1306, moved the papal seat from Rome to Avignon, thus initiating the Babylonian Captivity that was to last until …

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  • 12Avignon — /aviˈnjɒ̃/ (say ahvee nyon) noun a town in south eastern France, on the river Rhône; well known for its largely destroyed twelfth century bridge and the splendid buildings remaining from the period 1309–1377 when it was the undisputed seat of the …

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  • 13Avignon — noun a town in southeastern France on the Rhone River; the seat of the papacy from 1309 to 1378 and the residence of antipopes during the Great Schism • Instance Hypernyms: ↑town • Part Holonyms: ↑France, ↑French Republic …

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  • 14History of the Papacy — The History of the Papacy is the history of both the spiritual role and the temporal role over a timespan of almost 2,000 years from the arrival of Peter in Rome to the present day. The office of the Pope is called the Papacy. In addition to his… …

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  • 15Ostrogothic Papacy — Pope Symmachus s (498 514) triumph over Antipope Laurentius is the first recorded example of simony in papal history. The Ostrogothic Papacy was a period from 493 to 537 where the papacy was strongly influenced by the Ostrogothic Kingdom, if the… …

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  • 16Frankish Papacy — The Donation of Pepin (756): Pepin the Short grants the territories of Ravenna to Pope Stephen II From 756 to 857, the papacy shifted from the orbit of the Byzantine Empire to the that of the kings of the Franks. Pepin the Short (ruled 751–768),… …

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  • 17Orvieto Papacy — The papal palace of Orvieto Orvieto, Umbria, Italy, was the refuge of five popes during the 13th century: Pope Urban IV (1261 1264), Pope Gregory X (1271 1276), Pope Martin IV (1284 1285), Pope Nicholas IV (1288 1292), Pope Boniface VIII (1294… …

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  • 18Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Avignon — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Avignon is an Archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic church, in France. The diocese exercises jurisdiction over the territory embraced by the department of Vaucluse, in the Region of Provence Alpes… …

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  • 19Order of Christ (papacy) — The Order of Christ is the supreme Order of Chivalry awarded by the Pope. It owes its origins to the same Order of Christ of the Knights Templar from which came the Order of Christ (Portugal) awarded by the Kings of Portugal. Originally the… …

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  • 20Roman Catholicism — the faith, practice, and system of government of the Roman Catholic Church. [1815 25] * * * Largest single Christian denomination in the world, with some one billion members, or about 18% of the world s population. The Roman Catholic church has… …

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