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Pope Boniface VI
Papacy beganApril 896
Papacy endedApril 896
PredecessorFormosus
SuccessorStephen VI
Personal details
Birth nameBonifacio
BornRome, Papal States
DiedApril 896
Rome, Papal States[1]
Other Popes named Boniface

Pope Boniface VI (Latin: Bonifatius VI; 806 – April 896) was the bishop of Rome. He was Pope of the Papal States in April 896. He was from Rome.[2]

His election came about as a result of riots soon after the death of Pope Formosus.[3] After a pontificate of fifteen days, he is said by some to have died of the gout.[4]

John IX, in 898, said that his election was null and void.[3]

References

  1. The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica "Boniface VI". Encyclopædia Britannica.  
  2. Platina, Bartolomeo (1479), The Lives of the Popes From The Time Of Our Saviour Jesus Christ to the Accession of Gregory VII, I, London: Griffith Farran & Co., pp. 237, https://archive.org/details/thelivesofthepop01platuoft, retrieved 2013-04-25 
  3. 3.0 3.1 McBrien, Richard P. (2000). Lives of the Popes: The Pontiffs from St. Peter to Benedict XVI. HarperCollins. p. 146. ISBN 0-06-087807-X . 
  4.  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain "Pope Boniface VI". Catholic Encyclopedia. (1913). New York: Robert Appleton.