Marcus of Viterbo

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Marcus of Viterbo (1304–1369) was an Italian Franciscan. He became Minister General of his order in 1359, [1] a papal legate, and in 1366 a Cardinal.

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He died of plague. A monument to him is in the Chiesa di S. Francesco in Viterbo.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Guillaume Farinier
Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor
Succeeded by
Thomas of Frignano