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Pope Boniface I

370 - 422

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Pope Boniface I (Latin: Bonifatius I) was the bishop of Rome from 28 December 418 to his death on 4 September 422. His election was disputed by the supporters of Eulalius until the dispute was settled by Emperor Honorius. Boniface was active in maintaining church discipline, and he restored certain privileges to the metropolitical sees of Narbonne and Vienne, exempting them from any subjection to the primacy of Arles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Boniface I has received more than 201,199 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Pope Boniface I is the 298th most popular religious figure (down from 284th in 2019), the 352nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 346th in 2019) and the 132nd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Boniface I is most famous for being the first pope to use the title "Universal Bishop."

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Among religious figures, Pope Boniface I ranks 298 out of 2,238Before him are Desmond Tutu, Pope Gregory X, Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, Pope Dionysius, Brigham Young, and Judas Maccabeus. After him are Al-Tirmidhi, Pope Gregory II, Vitus, Pope Agatho, Pope Anicetus, and Pope Gregory VI.

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Among people born in 370, Pope Boniface I ranks 1After him are Constantius III, Pharamond, Synesius, Claudian, Macrobius, Sigeric, Isidore of Pelusium, and Atticus of Constantinople. Among people deceased in 422, Pope Boniface I ranks 1After him are Emperor Wu of Song, Maximus of Hispania, and Maruthas of Martyropolis.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Boniface I ranks 352 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Honorius IV (1210), Pope John X (860), Luigi Boccherini (1743), Pope Julius I (300), Pope Gregory X (1210), and Carlo Goldoni (1707). After him are Ancus Marcius (-675), Gordian III (225), Guido Reni (1575), Pope Gregory II (669), Vitus (290), and Pope Agatho (574).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Boniface I ranks 132Before him are Antipope John XXIII (1370), Longinus (100), Pope Honorius IV (1210), Pope John X (860), Pope Julius I (300), and Pope Gregory X (1210). After him are Pope Gregory II (669), Vitus (290), Pope Agatho (574), Pope Gregory VI (1000), Pope Innocent IV (1195), and Matteo Ricci (1552).