French King Philip IV vs. Catholic popes

By chadaly
  • Period: Jan 1, 1250 to Dec 31, 1450

    King Philip IV vs. Catholic Pope Boniface VIII

    King Philip IV of France was known by many people as the "fair." He was the King of France from 1285 until his death. Catholic Pope Boniface VIII was the pope from 1294 to 1303. He is now rembered most for fighting with Dante. The reason these two men were fighting was because the document stated that kings must always obey popes. This made King Philip angry because he thought kings should have authority over popes.
  • Dec 9, 1285

    King Philip of France became King

  • Dec 9, 1294

    Catholic Pope Boniface VIII became pope

  • Sep 9, 1303

    KIng Philip takes Boniface as prisoner

    To settle this dispute King Philip took Boniface as prisoner and planned to take him to trial. The pope was rescued, but then later died and never put on trial. From then on, the popes would never be able to force monarchs to do what they say.
  • Dec 9, 1303

    Cathlic Pope Boniface VIII is no longer the pope