Boniface IX

Boniface IX, c.1345–1404, pope (1389–1404), a Neapolitan named Pietro Tomacelli; successor of Urban VI. The Avignon antipopes Clement VII and Benedict XIII were his contemporaries during the Great Schism. He succeeded in imposing his rule on the Papal States. He fortified Rome and brought Naples under the Roman obedience. His attempt to replenish the papal treasury proved unpopular, and he was accused of nepotism and simony. He was succeeded by Innocent VII.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Boniface IX from Fact Monster:

  • Rupert - Rupert Rupert, 1352–1410, German king (1400–1410), elector palatine of the Rhine. He ...
  • Urban VI - Urban VI Urban VI, 1318?–1389, pope (1378–89), whose election was the immediate cause ...
  • Baldassare Cossa - Cossa, Baldassare Cossa, Baldassare , c.1370–1419, Neapolitan churchman, antipope ...
  • Great Schism - Schism, Great Schism, Great, or Schism of the West,division in the Roman Catholic Church from 1378 ...
  • Selected Popes - Selected biographies of well-known Popes

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Roman Catholic Popes and Antipopes

Play Hangman

Play Poptropica

Play Quizzes

Play Tic Tac Toe