Pope Boniface VI

800 - 896

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Pope Boniface VI (Latin: Bonifatius VI; 806 – April 896) was the bishop of Rome and ruler of the Papal States in April 896. He was a native of Rome. His election came about as a result of riots soon after the death of Pope Formosus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Boniface VI has received more than 163,333 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Pope Boniface VI is the 433rd most popular religious figure (up from 581st in 2019), the 531st most popular biography from Italy (up from 740th in 2019) and the 198th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Boniface VI was most famous for being the first pope in 600 years to resign from the papacy.

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Among religious figures, Pope Boniface VI ranks 433 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Eleutherius, Margaret Mary Alacoque, Pope John XI, Camillus de Lellis, Saint Sarah, and Antipope Benedict XIII. After him are Salome, Pope Soter, Pope Constantine, Pope Victor I, Musa al-Kadhim, and Simon Magus.

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Among people born in 800, Pope Boniface VI ranks 5Before him are Björn Ironside, Ecgberht, King of Wessex, Pope Nicholas I, and Ælla of Northumbria. After him are Pope Adrian III, Pope Sergius II, Horik I, Offa of Mercia, Fatima al-Fihri, Thomas the Slav, and Antipope Philip. Among people deceased in 896, Pope Boniface VI ranks 3Before him are Pope Formosus and Photios I of Constantinople. After him are Hastein, Abu Hanifa Dinawari, Khumarawayh ibn Ahmad ibn Tulun, and Ermengard of Italy.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Boniface VI ranks 531 out of 4,088Before him are Pope John XI (910), Marcello Malpighi (1628), Charles Edward Stuart (1720), Camillus de Lellis (1550), Anna Magnani (1908), and Giovanni Falcone (1939). After him are Charles III of Naples (1345), Pope Soter (120), Simonetta Vespucci (1453), Alberto Ascari (1918), Gaius Julius Caesar (-135), and Publius Cornelius Scipio (-260).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Boniface VI ranks 198Before him are Pope Hilarius (415), Pope Stephen II (715), Pope Stephen I (200), Alphonsus Liguori (1696), Pope John XI (910), and Camillus de Lellis (1550). After him are Pope Soter (120), Pope Stephen III (720), Pope Marinus I (830), Pope John XVII (950), Pope Adrian III (800), and Denis (210).