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 Scotland.