Gloss on the biography of Pavel of Janovice Cover Image

Glosa k biografii Pavla z Janovic
Gloss on the biography of Pavel of Janovice

Author(s): Zdeňka Hledíková
Subject(s): History
Published by: AV ČR - Akademie věd České republiky - Filosofický ústav
Keywords: Pavel of Janovice; Pietro Corsini; Avignon; papal election; Western schism

Summary/Abstract: The study maps the as-yet unknown beginnings of the life and career of Pavel of Janovice, archdeacon of Prague, from whose activity a visitation protocol of 1379–1382 has been preserved. Those were connected with Cardinal Pietro Corsini, legate at the court of Charles IV in 1363–1364. In 1371, Pavel became a cardinal’s familiar; he acquired a doctorate in law at the university in Avignon in 1372. He was likely the one who took the official letter on the second papal election of 1378 and with that a personal letter from Corsini to Charles IV. After his arrival in Prague, Pavel used his earlier expectative and acquired the just vacated dignity of the Prague Chapter and began to visit as the archdeacon already in October of that year. A return to his cardinal was prevented by Corsini’s remaining in obedience to Avignon, whereas Bohemia remained in Roman obedience.

  • Issue Year: 5/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 31-38
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Czech