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 180,368 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Boniface I is the 285th most popular religious figure (down from 282nd in 2019), the 346th most popular biography from Italy (down from 340th in 2019) and the 128th 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 285 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Honorius IV, Marcion of Sinope, Pope Anacletus, Demetrius of Thessaloniki, Fethullah Gülen, and Pope Innocent IV. After him are Pope Benedict II, Ephrem the Syrian, Moses in Islam, Rebecca, Barabbas, and Bartholomew I of Constantinople.

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

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Boniface I ranks 346 out of 4,088Before him are Livia (-58), Simone Martini (1284), Pope Honorius IV (1210), Guido Reni (1575), Pope Anacletus (1), and Pope Innocent IV (1195). After him are Pope Benedict II (635), Petronius Maximus (396), Primo Levi (1919), Claudio Abbado (1933), Pope John XV (1000), and Matteo Ricci (1552).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Boniface I ranks 128Before him are Pope Paschal II (1050), Pope Boniface V (575), Pope Adrian II (792), Pope Honorius IV (1210), Pope Anacletus (1), and Pope Innocent IV (1195). After him are Pope Benedict II (635), Pope John XV (1000), Matteo Ricci (1552), Pope Lucius III (1110), Pope Sergius III (860), and Pope Anastasius I (340).