The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical Dictionary
Pope Paschal II (1099-1118)
Consistory celebrated in 1104 (V)


(28) 1. GUALON (?-1116)

Birth. (No date found), France. His name is also listed as Vvalo, Gilo, Gilon, Guallon, Gualone, Gallus, Walon, Galo and Gallo.

Education. "... uomo per dottrina, e scienza chairissimo... " (1). Disciple of Yves de Chartres, prior of the canons of Saint-Quentin, diocese of Beauvais, and future saint.

Early life. He went to Rome, where he became a friend of Bishop Anselmo of Lucca, future archbishop of Canterbury and saint. Together with Bishop Anselmo, he was present at the recognition of the relics of S. Prisca.

Episcopate. Elected bishop of Beauvais in 1100. Consecrated in 1100, Rome, by Pope Paschal II. Transferred to the see of Paris in July 1104.

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest in a consistory celebrated in 1104; his title is not known. Legate to Poland and Moravia; he deposed two bishops of the province of Gnesen; one of them, Cisław, was retaining the see of Kraków with the support of Duke Bolesław of Poland, without the approval of the pope.

Death. February 23, 1116, (no place found). Buried (no information found). In 1578, in Paris, the synodal statutes issued during his episcopate were published.

Bibliography. Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 1, 232-233; 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. 921; Du Chesne, François. Histoire de tous les cardinaux françois : de naissance, ou qui ont esté promeus au cardinalat par l'expresse recommandation de nos roys, pour les grands services qu'ils ont rendus a leur estat, et a leur couronne. Comprenant commairement leurs legations, ambassades & voyages par eux faits en divers pays & royaumes, vers les papes, empereurs, roys, potentats, republiques, communautex & universitez, pour affaires importantes à l'église universelle, & à l'auguste majesté de nos souuerains. Enrichie de leurs armes et de leurs portraits. Divisée en deux tomes, et justifiée par tiltres et chartres du thresor de sa majesté, arrests des parlemens de France, registres des Chambres des comptes; donations, fondations, epitaphes, testamens, manuscripts, ancients monumens, chroniques & chartulaires d'abbayes, & autres histoires publiques & particlieres. 2 vols. A Paris : Aux despens de l'autheur, & se vendent chez luy ..., 1660, II, 69-72; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 113-114; 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. 1182, no. 50.

Link. His arms and biography, in French, p. 69-72.

(1) Cardella, Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa, I, pt. 1, 232. " a man of the clearest doctrine and science".

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(29) 2. UBALDO (?-?)

Birth. (No date or place found).

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon in a consistory celebrated in 1004; his deaconry is not known. Subscribed a papal bull issued in March 1105.

Death. (No date or place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 117; 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, 703.

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