Boniface



Saint (Wynfrith) a.d. 680?–755? English monk who became a missionary in Germany.
a jovial innkeeper in George Farquhar’s The Beaux’ Stratagem.
(lowercase) any landlord or innkeeper.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “doer of good.”.
Saint, died a.d. 422, pope 418–422.
pope a.d. 530–532.
pope a.d. 607.
Saint, pope a.d. 608–615.
died a.d. 625, pope 619–625.
pope a.d. 896.
antipope a.d. 974, 984–985.
(Benedetto Caetani) c1235–1303, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1294–1303.
(Pietro Tomacelli) died 1404, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1389–1404.
Historical Examples

The Beaux-Stratagem George Farquhar
The Conspirators Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character Edward Bannerman Ramsay
The Conspirators Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
The Conspirators Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
The Conspirators Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
The Rise of the Mediaeval Church Alexander Clarence Flick
Under the Rose Frederic Stewart Isham
A Book of the West. Volume I Devon S. Baring-Gould
A Literary History of the English People Jean Jules Jusserand

noun
Saint. original name Wynfrith. ?680–?755 ad, Anglo-Saxon missionary: archbishop of Mainz (746–755). Feast day: June 5
noun
original name Benedict Caetano. ?1234–1303, pope (1294–1303)

Contrary to the common opinion, this name derives not from Latin bonifacius ‘well-doer,’ but from bonifatius, from bonum ‘good’ and fatum ‘fate.’ The change to Bonifacius was due to pronunciation and from this was deduced a false etymology. Bonifatius is frequent on Latin inscriptions. Bonifacius is found only twice and these late (Thesaurus) [“Dictionary of English Surnames”]

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