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Bonifacius, -432

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Personal name headingBonifacius, -432
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Variant(s)Boniface, Count of Africa, -432
Bonifatius, comes Africae, -432
Associated countryRome
Death date0432
Field of activityRome--History--Empire, 284-476 Rome--History, Military Africa (Roman province)--Administration
Profession or occupationGenerals
Found inThe last of the Romans, 2014: title page (Bonifatius, warlord and comes Africae)
The prosopography of the later Roman Empire, 2. A.D. 395-527, 1980, viewed online July 14, 2014: pp. 237-238 (Bonifatius; MVM [magister utriusque militiae] (West); patricius; said to be a native of Thrace; he was at Marseilles when Athaulfus attacked it in late 413, wounded the Visigothic king; commanded a unit of foederati in Africa with success against the Moorish tribes; comes Africae 423/424-425; remained loyal to Placidia when she was exiled in 423; comes domesticorum et Africae 425-427, 429-432, perhaps made comes domesticorum in 425 as reward for his loyalty, but instructed to remain in Africa; his title from 429 to 432 is not recorded, but he was not yet magister militum; defeated by Vandals in 430, 432; recalled to Italy in 432, office of MVM (West) conferred on him, possibly made patricius at the same time; later in 432 he encountered his rival Aetius in battle near Rimini and defeated him, but was mortally wounded, died soon after)
Oxford Reference website, citing Oxford classical dictionary, 4th ed., 2012, viewed July 14, 2014 (Bonifacius (or Bonifatius), Roman general, d. AD 432)
Academic dictionaries and encyclopedias website, Hofmann J. Lexicon universale, viewed July 14, 2014 (Bonifacius; Africae Comes [text in Latin])
Aetius: Attila's nemesis, 2012, viewed online July 14, 2014: Select personalities, and elsewhere (Boniface; a native of Thrace, he rose to become Count of Africa in 422)