The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical Dictionary
Pope Damasus II (1048)
Creation of 1048 (I)


(1) 1. ALTWIN (?-1097)

Birth. (No date or place found). He is also listed as Adovvino, Aldovino and Aldovinus.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest in 1048; his title is not known.

Episcopate. Elected bishop of Brixenin 1049. Consecrated (no information found). Attended a conciliabulum of bishops celebrated in Brixen in 1080 to condemn Pope Gregory VII. In 1090, he solemnly consecrated the church of the monastery of Sonnenberg, Carinthia. He was expelled from his see in 1091.

Death. February 28, 1097, (no place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 1, 103; Cristofori, Francesco. Cronotasi dei cardinali di Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Tipografia de Propaganda Fide, 1888, p. 266; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1927. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 134, no. 1; Gams, Pius Bonifatius. Series episcoporum Ecclesiae catholicae. 3 v. in 1. Graz : Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1957, p. 265.

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