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(Biography) original name Bartolomeo Prignano ?1318–89, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1378–89). His policies led to the election of an antipope by the French cardinals, thus beginning the Great Schism in the West
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|Noun||1.||Urban VI - Italian pope from 1378 to 1389 whose contested election began the Great Schism; he alienated his political allies by his ruthless treatment of his opponents (1318-1389)|
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