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Boniface IX - (1389-1404)

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Boniface IX The second Roman pope of the Western Schism, Boniface IX was born Pietro Tomacelli in Naples c. 1350/1355. Read More

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Elected at Rome, 2 November, 1389, as successor of the Roman Pope, Urban VI ; d. there, 1 October, 1404. Piero (Perino, Pietro) Tomacelli came of an ancient but impoverished baronial family of Naples. He lacked good theological training and skill in the conduct of curial business, but was by Read More


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