Since 1378 Western Christendom, in consequence of the election of the two popes Urban VI.
Already in 1365 Urban VI.
reduced the period between these lucrative occasions from one hundred to fifty years, and Urban VI.
Neverthe sided with Urban VI.
He was almost the only one who succeeded in making a firm stand in the tumultuous conclave of 1378; but the deliberation with which he made up his mind as to the validity of the election of Urban VI.