|Papacy ended||10 March 483|
|Born||Tivoli, Western Roman Empire|
10 March 483|
Rome, Kingdom of Odoacer
|Feast day||10 March|
|Venerated in||Orthodox, Catholic|
|Papal styles of|
|Reference style||His Holiness|
|Spoken style||Your Holiness|
|Religious style||Holy Father|
Pope Simplicius (died 10 March 483) was pope from 468 to his death in 483. He was born in Tivoli, Italy, the son of a citizen named Castinus. Most of what is known of him is derived from the Liber Pontificalis.
Simplicius defended the action of the Council of Chalcedon against the Eutychian heresy, labored to help the people of Italy against the marauding raids of barbarian invaders, and saw the Heruli mercenaries revolt and proclaim Odoacer king of Italy in 476, having deposed Romulus Augustulus, the last Western Roman Emperor. Odoacer made few changes in the administration in Rome, firmly in the hands of its bishop, St. Simplicius. He worked to maintain the authority of Rome in the West.
St. Simplicius's feast day is celebrated on 10 March, the day of his death.
Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Pope St. Simplicius". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
- Butler, Alban.Lives of the Saints, Benziger Bros. 1894
- Martyrologium Romanum (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2001 ISBN 88-209-7210-7)
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- Opera Omnia by Migne, Patrologia Latina with analytical indexes. This links also holds the Vita Operaque section by Libro Pontificali
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