Saturday, August 18, 2007

Papal Tombs and Monuments (1370-1447) Part III

Pope Boniface IX
Piero Cardinal Tomacelli, Cardinal deacon of San Giorgio, then cardinal priest of Santa Anastasia, Archpriest of the Patriarchal Lateran Basilica. Elected Bishop of Rome in Rome on 2 November 1389, taking the name Boniface IX and was consecrated to the episcopate and crowned on 9 November.

Pope Boniface IX died in Rome on 1 October, 1404 in the 15th year of his pontificate. He was buried in the northern lateral nave of the Patriarchal Vatican Basilica, Rome; his tomb was demolished in 1507 during the construction of the new basilica.

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