(Franco Ferrucci, died July 20
), was an antipope
(974, 984–985). He is supposed to have put Pope Benedict VI
(973–974) to death. A popular tumult compelled him to flee to Constantinople
in 974; he carried off a vast treasure, and returned in 984 and removed Pope John XIV
(983–984) from office, who had been elected in his absence, by murder. After a brief rule from 984 to 985 he was assassinated.
Boniface VII was not yet considered an antipope when the next pope of that same regnal name was elected.
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