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Boniface VIII, Pope,
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Dec 24, 1294 – Oct 11, 1303 (Benedetto Caetani, born. c. 1235 in Anagni). After studying law in Todi, Spoleto and Bologna, he became a canon in Anagni in 1260, then chaplain and notary of the legate Ottobono Fieschi (Hadrian IV) in France and Simon de Brion (Martin IV) in England; in 1281, he became cardinal deacon of S. Nicola in Carcere Tulliano, in 1291, cardinal priest of S. Martino ai Monti. He probably considered the abdication of Celestine V valid. He was elected Celestine's successor in Naples. He transferred the curia to Rome where he was crowned (J…

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Schmidt, Tilmann, “Boniface VIII, Pope,”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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