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Boccasini, Nicholas (Benedict-XI)

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Born: 1240 AD
Died: 1304 AD, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Popes

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1240 - Benedict XI was born in Terveso, Italy.

         - He was the Master General of the order and he issued ordinances forbidding public questioning the legitimacy of Boniface VIII.

1258 - He was released Philip IV of France from the excommunication that had been laid upon him by Boniface VIII, and practically ignored the bull Unam sanctam.

1296 - Benedict XI was a Dominican and when he was made Master of the Order, he issued ordinances forbidding public questioning of the legitimacy of Boniface VIII's election on the part of any Dominican.

1303 - He became Pope, succeeded Pope Boniface VIII.

1304 - He died on the 7th of July in Perugia, Italy.

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