Period: Jan 1, 1300 to Dec 31, 1450
The Great Schism
Dec 9, 1305
Clement V moved to AvignonFor the next 69 years Popes lived here
Jan 9, 1378
Pope Gregory XI diesThis ment that the College of Cardinals needed to choose a new successor
Apr 9, 1378
The College of Cardinals choose Urban VI as the new PopeThis is how the problem came about. Both Popes fought with eachother claiming that the other wasn't a "True Pope." This started the church to split, and was called The Great Schism.
Oct 9, 1378
College of Cardinals choose Clements VII to be another Pope
Dec 9, 1414
Council of Constance tried to put an end to the Great SchismBy now there were 3 Popes involved: Clement V, Urban VI, Clement VII. The Council of Constance was still trying to put an end to the Great Schism.
Dec 9, 1417
Martin V is choosen as the new PopeThe Council told all 3 Popes to resign and they choose Martin V as the new Pope. This ended the Great Schism, but let the papacy still weak.