The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical Dictionary
[Antipope] Anacletus II (1130-1138)
Consistory celebrated on March 31, 1135 (III)


(8) 1. BENEDETTO, O.S.B. (?-in or after 1137)

Birth. (No date or place found).

Education. (No information found).

Priesthood. Ordained (no further information found). Abbot of the Benedictine monastery of Ss. Pietro e Severo of Torre maggiore in the diocese of S. Severo, directly subordinated to Rome.

Cardinalate. Created pseudocardinal priest of Ss. Quattro Coronati in the consistory celebrated on March 31, 1135. Subscribed the bull "Sicut perseveranti", issued on March 21 1135/1137, reinstating the possessions of the monastery of S. Sofia in Benevento, which had been confiscated by Count Potifredo.

Death. In or after 1137, (no place found). Buried (no place found).

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