Pope Boniface IX facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBoniface IX
|Papacy began||2 November 1389|
|Papacy ended||1 October 1404|
|Predecessor||Pope Urban VI|
|Successor||Pope Innocent VII|
|Birth name||Piero Tomacelli|
|Died||October 1, 1404
|Other Popes named Boniface|
Piero Tomacelli was born into the baronial family of Casarano in the Kingdom of Naples.
Cardinal Tomacelli was elected pope in 1389; and he chose to be called Boniface IX.
Pope Boniface was involved in Italian and European political disputes.
- 1391 – University of Ferrara established
- 1392 – University of Efurt confirmed
- 1396 – Jubilee celebrated at Rome
- 1398 – University of Fermo established
Boniface canonized St. Birgitta of Sweden.
During this period, there was more than one who claimed to be the true pope.
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