Council of Basel Opens, Will Be Dismissed by Pope Eugene IV

Council of Basel Opens, Will Be Dismissed by Pope Eugene IV

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The Council of Basel opens, but Pope Eugene IV will try to summarily dismiss it later this year. It was originally called by Pope Martin V under the conditions created by the Council of Constance, namely that popes should call a church council periodically.

Martin dies before the council opens, and Pope Eugene IV, his successor, is a strong believer in papal supremacy who is unwilling to acknowledge the authority of this council.

Because of Eugene's behavior, the Council of Basel will depose him and electe Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy, as Antipope Felix V.

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