Death of Eugene IV, Nephew of Pope Gregory XII

Death of Eugene IV, Nephew of Pope Gregory XII

Pope Eugene IV
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Pope Eugene IV dies. An Augustinian monk and a nephew of Pope Gregory XII, Eugene IV was picked for the papacy because the cardinals hoped he would treat them less as servants of the papacy and more as partners when it came to administration, theology, and doctrine.

The cardinals didn't get what they were looking for, though, because Pope Eugene IV was a firm believer in the principal of papal supremacy. Because he handled people so badly, church delegates at the Council of Basel (which Eugene tried to dismiss, but he was simply ignored) deposed Eugene IV and elected Amadeus VIII, the duke of Savoy, as Antipope Felix V.

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