The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical Dictionary
Pope Alexander II (1061-1073)
Consistory of 1068 (VII)


(27) 1. BASILIOS (?-ca. 1074)

Birth. (No date found), Greece. He is also listed as Basilius and Basilio.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal bishop of Albano in a consistory celebrated in 1068 (1). Consecrated (no information found). Subscribed a papal bull issued in favor of the monastery of S. Benedetto in Mantua before 1073. Participated in the papal election of 1073, in which Pope Gregory VII was elected.

Death. Ca. 1074, (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, 147; Chacón, Alfonso. Vitæ, et res gestæ Pontificvm Romanorum et S. R. E. Cardinalivm ab initio nascentis Ecclesiæ vsque ad Vrbanvm VIII. Pont. Max. 2 volumes. Romae : Typis Vaticanis, 1677, I, col. 838, no. 5; Cristofori, Francesco. Cronotasi dei cardinali di Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Tipografia de Propaganda Fide, 1888, p. 40; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1927. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 141, no. 6; Mas Latrie, Louis. Trésor de chronologie d'histoire et de géographie pour l'étude et l'emploi des documents du moyen âge. Paris : Librairie Victor Palmé, 1889, col. 1179, no. 5.

(1) This is according to "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1927, p. 141, no. 6. Cardella, Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa, I, pt. 1, 147; Cristofori, Cronotasi dei cardinali di Santa Romana Chiesa, p. 40; and Mas Latrie, Trésor de chronologie d'histoire et de géographie. Paris : Librairie Victor Palmé, 1889, col. 1179, no. 5, say that he was created cardinal by Pope Alexander II ca. 1073.

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(28) 2. BELMONTE, Uberto (?-1082)

Birth. (No date or place found). Of a family originally from Rimini. It is also said that he belonged to the Caminate family. His first name is also listed as Umberto, Humberto, Hubert and Humbert.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal bishop of Palestrina in a consistory celebrated in 1068 (1). Consecrated (no information found). Participated in the papal election of 1073, in which Pope Gregory VII was elected. He appears in the Constitutionem inter Gregoriium papam et Landulfum, Beneventanum principem, signed in the palace of Benevento on August 12, 1073. He consecrated the altar of S. Andrea in the church of S. Cecilia, Rome, on August 31, 1073. Together with Cardinal Gherard of Ostia, he was legate in Germany; he left Rome in March 1074; early in April, he was in Pforzheim; and on the 20th of that month, in Nürnberg; on November 18, the legates asserted papal authority over Liemar, archbishop of Bremen; he received a letter from Pope Gregory VII as legate; and on December 7, he was back in Rome. He was present at the meeting of Canossa between Pope Gregory VII and the emperor on January 28, 1077. He spent some time in northern Italy, and on August 28, 1077, he was in S. Michele a Marturi. In a Roman synod on May 2, 1082, he protested against the use of church properties for war purposes.

Death. After May 2, 1082, (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, 147-148; Chacón, Alfonso. Vitæ, et res gestæ Pontificvm Romanorum et S. R. E. Cardinalivm ab initio nascentis Ecclesiæ vsque ad Vrbanvm VIII. Pont. Max. 2 volumes. Romae : Typis Vaticanis, 1677, I, col. 838, no. 6; Cristofori, Francesco. Cronotasi dei cardinali di Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Tipografia de Propaganda Fide, 1888, p. 19; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1927. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 141, no. 8; Hüls, Rudolf. Kardinäle, Klerus und Kirchen Roms: 1049-1130. 1 aufl. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer, 1977. (Bibliothek des Deutschen Historischen Instituts in Rom: Bd. 48), p. 110-111, no. 6; Klewitz, Hans-Walter. Reformpapsttum und Kardinalkolleg. Die Entstehung des Kardinalkollegiums. Studien über die Wiederherstellung der römischen Kirche in Süditalien durch das Reformpapsttum. Das Ende des Reformpapsttums. Darmstadt : Hermann Gentner Verlag, 1957, p. 117, no. 14; Mas Latrie, Louis. Trésor de chronologie d'histoire et de géographie pour l'étude et l'emploi des documents du moyen âge. Paris : Librairie Victor Palmé, 1889, col. 1179, no. 6.

Webgraphy. Brief biographical entry, in Italian; Rocca delle Caminate, castle of the Belmonte family, in Italian, towards the end of the page.

(1) Cardella, Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa, I, pt. 1, 133-134, says that some sources indicate that he is the same as Cardinal Uberto Poggi (1058).

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