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Death of Pope Boniface IX

Pope Boniface IX

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Pope Boniface IX dies in Rome. Born Piero Tomacelli in Naples, he was trained neither as a theologian nor as an administrator. As the second pope during the Great Western Schism, his failure to do much to end this rift caused most to regard his papacy as something of a failure.

He was popular in Rome, perhaps because his personality was more appealing than that of his predecessors, but that popularity dropped significantly when his authoritarian tendencies took hold and he abolished Rome's republican government.

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