The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical Dictionary
Pope Honorius II (1124-1130)
Consistory celebrated in 1125 (II)


(2) 1. GREGORIO (?-?)

Birth. (No date or place found).

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest of S. Balbina in a consistory celebrated at the beginning of 1125. Subscribed papal bulls issued between April 2, 1125 and April 10, 1129. Participated in the election of Antipope Anacletus II in February 1130. Subscribed bulls issued between March 27 and April 24, 1130. Returned to the obedience of Pope Innocent II and subscribed a papal bull issued on January 23, 1139. He was officially restored to his dignity at the Second Lateran Council of April 1139.

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

Bibliography. Brixius, Johannes Matthias. Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181. Berlin : R. Trenkel, 1912, p. 34, no. 14; Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 1, 275-276; 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. 963; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 124, no. 5; 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, 823, 911.

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(3) 2. RATTA, Uberto (?-before mid-1138)

Birth. (No date found), Bologna or Pisa. His last name is also listed as Lanfranchi, Rosso Lanfranchi and Rossi Lanfranchi.

Education. (No information found).

Early life. Canon of the cathedral chapter of Pisa.

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest of S. Clemente in a consistory celebrated in December 1125 (1). Subscribed papal bulls issued bteween March 28, 1126 and April 19, 1129; and November 2, 1130 and September 2, 1133. Legate in Spain, where he convoked a council of all the ecclesiastical provinces.

Episcopate. Elected archbishop of Pisa in 1132. Consecrated in 1132 by Pope Innocent II. Legate in Italy. He had to go into exile because of his loyalty to the pope after March 1137.

Death. Before mid-1138, (no place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Brixius, Johannes Matthias. Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181. Berlin : R. Trenkel, 1912, p. 35, no. 21; Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 1, 276-277; 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. 963; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 124, no. 6; 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, 823 and 840.

Links. Biography, in English; The Lanfranchi family, in Italian; Cronotassi dei vescovi di Pisa, in Italian.

(1) This is according to "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928, p. 124, no. 6. Brixius, Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181, p. 35, no. 21, says that he was promoted to the cardinalate on March 7, 1125.

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(4) 3. TOMACELLI, Alberico (?-1130)

Birth. (No date found), Genoa (1). His first name is also listed as Uldarico, Odericus and Aldericus; and his last name as Cibi, Cybo and Cibo.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo (S. Pamachii) in a consistory celebrated in December 1125. Subscribed papal bulls issued between March 28, 1126 and May 7, 1128. Participated in the election of Antipope Anacletus II in February 1130, just before he died.

Death. 1130, (no place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Brixius, Johannes Matthias. Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181. Berlin : R. Trenkel, 1912, p. 37, no. 30; Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 1, 278; 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. 964; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 124, no. 7; 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, 823.

(1) This is according to Brixius, Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181, 1912, p. 37, no. 30. "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928, p. 124, no. 7; and Chacón, Alfonso. Vitæ, et res gestæ Pontificvm Romanorum et S. R. E. Cardinalivm, I, col. 964, say that he is from Naples.

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(5) 4. ARMANNI DE STAFFA, Rodolfo degli (?-1140)

Birth. (No date found), Rome or Imola. His last name is also listed as Ermanni della Staffa and Hermann della Staffa.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon of S. Maria in Aquiro in a consistory celebrated at the beginning of 1125.

Episcopate. Elected bishop of Orta in 1125 or 1126 (1). Consecrated (no information found). Subscribed papal bulls, as bishop of Orta, issued between August 10, 1132 and January 12, 1136.

Death. 1140, (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, 280-281; 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. 966; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 125, no. 18; 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, 840.

(1) This is according to "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928, p. 125, no. 18. Pius Bonifatius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae catholicae (3 v. in 1. Graz : Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1957), p. 714, says that he that he was bishop of Perugia in 1127.

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(6) 5. STEFANO (?-before 1137)

Birth. (No date found), Venice. He is also listed as Stefano Stornatus.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon of S. Lucia in Silice (or Orfea) in a consistory celebrated at the beginning of 1125 (1). Subscribed papal bulls issued between April 2, 1125 and May 7, 1128. Participated in the election of Antipope Anacletus II in February 1130 and joined his obedience. Opted for the order of priests and the title of S. Lorenzo in Damaso. Subscribed a bull issued by the antipope on April 24, 1130. Made his submisssion to Pope Innocent II, who annulled his option to the order of cardinal priests and returned him to his deaconry. Subscribed papal bulls issued between June 25, 1132 and July, 1137. Legate in Villach in 1136. Legate in Torcello in September 1137.

Death. Soon after July 1137 (2), (no place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Brixius, Johannes Matthias. Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181. Berlin : R. Trenkel, 1912, p. 39-40, no. 43; Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 1, 278 and 289; 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. 965; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 125, no. 19; 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. 228-229, no. 4; 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. 133, no. 21; 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, 823, 841 and 911; Zenker, Barbara. Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130 bis 1159. Dorsten, Westf. : B. Zenker, 1964, p. 182, no. 45.

(1) He may be the same as Cardinal Stefano (1099).
(2) This is according to Zenker, Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130 bis 1159. Dorsten, Westf. : B. Zenker, 1964, p. 182, no. 45. "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928, p. 125, no. 19, says that he died before 1143.

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(7) 6. GEREMEI, Ugo (?-ca. 1129)

Birth. (No date found), Bologna. Of a noble family. His last name is also listed as Hieramea.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon of S. Teodoro in a consistory celebrated at the beginning of 1125 (1). Subscribed papal bulls issued between March 7, 1125 and July 21, 1126. Archpriest of the patriarchal Vatican basilica. Subscribed a papal bull issued on May 7, 1128.

Death. Ca. 1129, (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, 278-279; 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. 65; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 125, no. 20; 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, 823.

(1) He may be the same as Cardinal Ugo Geremei (1186).

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(8) 7. COSMA (?-1126)

Birth. (No date or place found).

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon of S. Maria in Aquiro in a consistory celebrated at the beginning of 1125 (1). Subscribed papal bulls issued between April 2, 1125 and February 6, 1126

Death. Shortly after February 6, 1126, (no place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Brixius, Johannes Matthias. Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181. Berlin : R. Trenkel, 1912, p. 32, no. 8; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 125, no. 21; 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, 823.

(1) "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928, p. 125, no. 21, says that he may be confused with Cosma, deacon of S. Maria in Aquiro (1088), who opted for the title of S. Sabina in April 1123. Brixius, Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181, p. 32, no. 8, says that he appears in the papal bulls cardinal deacon of S. Maria in Aquiro between December 21, 1116 and February 6, 1126); and that on July 21, 1126, he appears as a cardinal priest of S. Sabina, signing a papal bull on May 7, 1128; that he joined the obedience of Antipope Anacletus II, signing his bulls between March 27 and April 24, 1130; and that later, he joined the obedience of Pope Innocent II, and became cardinal priest of S. Eudoxiae, signing papal bulls between June 21, 1138 and March 31, 1139 and finally, that he attended the Second Lateran Council in April 1139.

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(9) 8. GARSENDI, Pietro dei (?-1127)

Birth. (No date found), Bologna. Of an important family. He is also listed as Pietro Cariaceno da Garisendo.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon of S. Maria in Via Lata in a consistory celebrated in December 1125 (1). Subscribed a papal bull issued on March 28, 1126.

Death. Before December 1127, (no date found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 1, 277-278; 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. 964; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 125, no. 22; 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, 823.

(1) "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928, p. 121, no. 16, says that he is confused with Cardinal Pietro Cariaceno (1122).

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