Pope Boniface VI


Pope Boniface VI (Latin: Bonifatius VI; 806 – April 896) was the bishop of Rome. He was Pope of the Papal States in April 896. He was from Rome.[2]


Boniface VI
Papacy beganApril 896
Papacy endedApril 896
SuccessorStephen VI
Personal details
Birth nameBonifacio
BornRome, Papal States
DiedApril 896
Rome, Papal States[1]
Other popes named Boniface

His election came about as a result of riots soon after the death of Pope Formosus.[3] After a pontificate of fifteen days, he is said by some to have died of the gout.[4]

John IX, in 898, said that his election was null and void.[3]


  1. The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Boniface VI". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  2. Platina, Bartolomeo (1479), The Lives of the Popes From The Time Of Our Saviour Jesus Christ to the Accession of Gregory VII, vol. I, London: Griffith Farran & Co., p. 237, retrieved 2013-04-25
  3. 3.0 3.1 McBrien, Richard P. (2000). Lives of the Popes: The Pontiffs from St. Peter to Benedict XVI. HarperCollins. p. 146. ISBN 0-06-087807-X.
  4.   One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain  "Pope Boniface VI" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.