Pope Boniface II

470 - 532

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Pope Boniface II (Latin: Bonifatius II; died 17 October 532) was the first Germanic bishop of Rome. He ruled the Holy See from 22 September 530 until his death on 17 October 532.Boniface's father's name was Sigibuld. He was probably born in Rome, and was designated to succeed to the papacy by his predecessor, Felix IV, who had been a strong adherent of the Arian Ostrogothic kings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Boniface II has received more than 162,738 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Pope Boniface II is the 563rd most popular religious figure (down from 548th in 2019), the 689th most popular biography from Italy (down from 681st in 2019) and the 237th most popular Religious Figure.

Pope Boniface II is most famous for being the first pope to take the name of a saint, in this case, Boniface.

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Among religious figures, Pope Boniface II ranks 563 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Marcellinus, Clotilde, John of Capistrano, Justin Martyr, Pope Victor II, and Saint Walpurga. After him are Marcel Lefebvre, Al-Suyuti, Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari, Louis de Montfort, Junayd of Baghdad, and Antipope Alexander V.

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Among people born in 470, Pope Boniface II ranks 3Before him are Pope John I and Pope John II. After him are Theudis, Caesarius of Arles, Medardus, Audofleda, Caradoc, Finnian of Clonard, and Buddhapālita. Among people deceased in 532, Pope Boniface II ranks 2Before him is Sabbas the Sanctified. After him is Hypatius.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Boniface II ranks 689 out of 4,668Before him are John of Capistrano (1386), Virna Lisi (1936), Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici (1360), Andrew III of Hungary (1265), Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485), and Michelozzo (1396). After him are Pisanello (1395), Quintus Sertorius (-126), Ludovico Einaudi (1955), Gaius Claudius Glaber (-200), Theocritus (-315), and Milo of Croton (-557).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Boniface II ranks 237Before him are Pope Donus (610), Pope Benedict V (930), Pope Agapetus I (490), Paul the Deacon (720), Pope Marcellinus (250), and John of Capistrano (1386). After him are Pope Felix IV (480), Francis of Paola (1416), Pope Eusebius (250), Pope Vigilius (500), Pope Alexander II (1010), and Pope Theodore II (840).