– Pope Benedict XII was born in Saverdun, France.
1311 – He was made Abbot of Fontfroide Abbey and quickly became known for his intelligence and organizational ability.
1317 – He was made bishop of Pamiers.
1326 – He was made Bishop of Mirepoix in the Ariège.
1327 – Created cardinal priest of Santa Prisca in by his uncle Pope John XXII.
1334 – Roman Catholic Pope.
1336 – Decided against a pet notion of John XXII by saying that souls of saints may attain the fullness of the beatific vision before the last judgment.
1339 – Entered upon fruitless negotiations looking toward the reunion of the Greek and Roman churches.
– French influence made futile his attempt to come to an understanding with the emperor Louis the Bavarian.
1342 – Died on the 25th of April in Avignon, Provence, France.