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Boniface I
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Boniface I (d. Sep 4, 422 CE) was bishop of Rome from December 418 to 422 CE. He succeeded Zosimus (417–418 CE) and was the son of the presbyter Iocundus according to Liber pontificalis. Boniface had been a presbyter under Innocent I and had been in Constantinople around 414 CE in the aftermath of the second exile of its bishop, John Chrysostom, in 404 CE. He might have been there to negotiate a reconciliation between Atticus, now bishop in Constant…

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Dunn, Geoffrey D., “Boniface I”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 22 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2020

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