Boniface (c. 675? – 754) is honored today in the Roman Catholic and Anglican traditions on the anniversary of his death. He was an Anglo-Saxon Christian, originally named Wynfrith and from Wessex. He is known as a reformer of the Frankish church, the organizer of Christianity in Germania, and as fomenter of the alliance between the Carolingian royal family and the Roman papacy. The American Catholic site has a short essay about Boniface.