On September 17
530 Boniface II was selected Pope. He was by birth an Ostrogoth, the first
Germanic pope, and he owed his appointment to the influence of the Gothic king
Athalaric. Boniface was chosen by his predecessor, Pope Felix IV, who had been
a strong adherent of the Arian king, and was never elected. Boniface had for
some time an antipope, Dioscurus, who had been elected by most of the priests
of Rome. Boniface and Dioscorus were both consecrated in Rome on 22 September
530, but Dioscurus died twenty-two days later.
642 Arabs conquered Alexandria, destroying the library.
1745 Jacobite leader Bonnie
Prince Charlie entered Edinburgh, proclaiming his father James VIII of