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Benedict XI

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(Niccolò Boccasini) 1240–1304, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1303–04.
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Benedict XI

pope from 1303 to 1304. His brief reign was taken up with problems he inherited from the quarrel of his predecessor, Boniface VIII, with King Philip IV the Fair of France and the King's allies (the Colonna family of Rome)

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