List of French popes

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Seventeen popes have had French ancestry, all in the second half of the medieval era. The seven popes of the Avignon Papacy were French and are bolded. Since the end of the Avignon Papacy, no French person has been elected pope.

French is the most common non-Italian papal ancestry.

  1. Pope Silvester II, 999–1003: Gerbert of Aurillac
  2. St. Pope Leo IX, 1049–1054: Bruno, Count of Dagsbourg
  3. Pope Stephen IX, 1057–1058: Frederick of Lorraine
  4. Pope Nicholas II, 1058–1061: Gerard of Burgundy
  5. Bl. Pope Urban II, 1088–1099: Otho of Lagery (or Otto or Odo)
  6. Pope Callistus II, 1119–1124: Guido of Vienne
  7. Pope Urban IV, 1261–1264: Jacques Pantaléon
  8. Pope Clement IV, 1265–1268: Guy Foulques
  9. Bl. Pope Innocent V, 1276: Pierre de Tarentaise
  10. Pope Martin IV, 1281–1285: Simon de Brie
  11. Pope Clement V, 1305–1314: Bertrand de Got
  12. Pope John XXII, 1316–1334: Jacques d'Euse
  13. Pope Benedict XII, 1334–1342: Jacques Fournier
  14. Pope Clement VI, 1342–1352: Pierre Roger
  15. Pope Innocent VI, 1352–1362: Stephen Aubert
  16. Bl. Pope Urban V, 1362–1370: Guillaume de Grimoard
  17. Pope Gregory XI, 1370–1378: Pierre Roger de Beaufort

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