The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical Dictionary
Pope Benedict VIII (1012-1024)
Creation of 1020 (IV)


(16) 1. BENEDETTO (?-shortly after December 1024)

Birth. (No date or place found).

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Bishop cardinalis of Labico ca. 1020 (1). Consecrated (no information found). He subscribed a papal bull in favor of Poppone, patriarch of Grado, in December 1024.

Death. Shortly after December 1024, (no place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1927. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 131, no. 8; Moroni, Gaetano. Dizionario di erudizione storico-ecclesiastica da S. Pietro sino ai nostri giorni. 103 vols. in 53. Venezia : Tipografia Emiliana, 1840-1861, V, 57; Regesta pontificum Romanorum ab conditio Ecclesia. Ad annum post Christum natum MCXCVIII. Graz : Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1956. 2 v. Reprint. Originally published : Lipsiae : Veit et comp., 1885-1888. Original t.p. included : Regesta pontificum Romanorum ab condita ecclesia : ad annum post Christum natum MCXCVIII. Editionem secundam correctam et auctam edidit Philippus Jaffè ; auspiciis Gulielmi Wattenbach; curaverunt S. Loewenfeld, F. Kaltenbrunner, P. Ewald, I, 515.

(1) According to "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIè siècle", Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1927, p. 131, n. 2, the see of Labico or Lavicum, in the province of Rome, was erected in 313 and according to Gams, Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, had nine bishops between 649 and 1089. It was for some time a suburbicarian see like the one at Tusculum or Frascati, from which it depended and to which it was incorporated after 1090. Some of its bishops seemed to have been cardinals after Benedetto: Dodone in 1026; Giovanni in 1045; Pietro in 1055; Giovanni in 1067; Giovanni Minuto in 1080; and Bovo in 1090.

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