The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical Dictionary
Pope Celestine II (1143-1144)
Consistory of December 17, 1143 (I)
Celebrated in Rome


(1) 1. RANIERO (?-1144)

Birth. (No date or place found).

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest of S. Stefano al Monte Celio in the consistory of December 17, 1143. Subscribed papal bulls issued between December 23, 1143 and February 19, 1144; March 15 and December 14, 1144. Participated in the papal election of 1144, in which Pope Lucius II was elected.

Death. Shortly after December 14, 1144 (1), (no place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Brixius, Johannes Matthias. Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181. Berlin : R. Trenkel, 1912, p. 98, no. 9; Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 2, 41-42; 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. 1015; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 133; 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, II, 1 and 7.

(1) This is according to "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928, p. 133. Brixius, Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181, p. 98, no. 9, says that he died soon after his last subscription, which he places on October 28, 1144, and before December 22, 1144, when his successor in that title, Cardinal Villano, was created cardinal.

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(2) 2. ARIBERTO (?-ca. 1156)

Birth. (No date or place found). His name is also listed as Amberto.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest of S. Anastasia in the consistory of December 17, 1143. Subscribed papal bulls issued between January 1 and February 28, 1144; April 30 and October 8, 1144; March 10, 1145 and June 16, 1153; October 23, 1153 and November 30, 1154; December 19, 1154 and December 28, 1155. Participated in the papal election of 1144, in which Pope Lucius II was elected. Participated in the papal election of 1145, in which Pope Eugenius III was elected. Legate in Verona in 1148. Participated in the papal election of 1153, in which Pope Anastasius IV was elected. Participated in the papal election of 1154, in which Pope Adrian IV was elected.

Death. Ca. 1156, (no place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Brixius, Johannes Matthias. Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181. Berlin : R. Trenkel, 1912, p. 49, no. 1; Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 2, 43-44; 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. 1016; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 133; 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, II, 1, 7, 20, 89 and 102.

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(3) 3. MANFREDO (?-ca. 1158)

Birth. (No date or place found). His name is also listed as Mainfray.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest of S. Sabina in a consistory celebrated in 1143 (1). Subscribed papal bulls issued between January 1 and March 8, 1144; March 15, 1144 and January 31, 1145; March 14, 1145 and June 16, 1153; October 27, 1153 and September 28, 1157. Participated in the papal election of 1144, in which Pope Lucius II was elected. Participated in the papal election of 1145, in which Pope Eugenius III was elected. Participated in the papal election of 1153, in which Pope Anastasius IV. Participated in the papal election of 1154, in which Pope Adrian IV was elected.

Death. Ca. 1158, (no place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 2, 42; 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. 1015; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 129; 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, II, 1, 7, 20 and 90.

(1) "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928, p. 129, ays that he was created cardinal by Pope Innocent II at the beginning of 1143 and adds that he may have been created cardinal by Pope Celestine II.

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(4) 4. RODOLFO (?-1159)

Birth. (No date found), Rome.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon of S. Lucia in Septisolio in the consistory of December 17, 1143. Subscribed papal bulls issued between December 29, 1143 and February 26, 1144; April 2, 1144 and January 11, 1145; March 14, 1145 and June 4, 1152; December 30, 1153 and May 21, 1154; and March 14, 1155 and June 12, 1158. Participated in the papal election of 1144, in which Pope Lucius II was elected. Participated in the papal election of 1145, in which Pope Eugenius III was elected. Participated in the papal election of 1153, in which Pope Anastasius IV was elected. Participated in the papal election of 1154, in which Pope Adrian IV was elected. Participated in the papal election of 1159, in which Pope Alexander III was elected.

Death. Shortly after the election of Pope Alexander III on September 7, 1159. Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Brixius, Johannes Matthias. Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181. Berlin : R. Trenkel, 1912, p. 98, no. 10; Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 2, 46; 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. 1017; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 134; 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, II, 1, 7, 20, 90 and 103.

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(5) 5. GREGORIO (?-1168)

Birth. (No date or place found).

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon of S. Angelo in Pescheria in the consistory of December 17, 1143. Subscribed papal bulls issued between December 30, 1143 and March 1, 1144; March 15, 1144 and February 14, 1145; March 14, 1145 and February 5, 1153; January 1 and April 13, 1154. Participated in the papal election of 1144, in which Pope Lucius II was elected. Participated in the papal election of 1145, in which Pope Eugenius III was elected. He was present at the agreement reached btween Pope Eugenius III and Emperor Friedrich I Barbarossa. Legate in Germany in 1153, together with Cardinal Bernardo of S. Clemente. Participated in the papal election of 1153, in which Pope Anastasius IV was elected. He was replaced in his deaconry in 1155. Sided with Antipope Paschal III in April 1168.

Death. 1168, falling from a horse on the way from Viterbo to Rome. Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Brixius, Johannes Matthias. Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181. Berlin : R. Trenkel, 1912, p. 49, no. 3; Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 2, 46; 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. 1017; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 134; 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, II, 1, 7, 20 and 90.

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(6) 6. ASTALLI, Astaldo degli (?-1161)

Birth. (No date found), Rome. Of a noble family.

Education.(No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon of S. Eustachio in the consistory of December 17, 1143. Subscribed papal bulls issued between January 1 and February 28, 1144; March 15, 1144 and January 31, 1145; March 15, 1145 and February 24, 1151. Participated in the papal election of 1144, in which Pope Lucius II was elected. Participated in the papal election of 1145, in which Pope Eugenius III was elected. Opted for the order of cardinal priests and the title of S. Prisca shortly after February 24, 1151. Subscribed papal bulls issued between May 6, 1151 and June 20, 1153; September 8, 1153 and November 30, 1154; December 23, 1154 and May 30, 1159; and October 15, 1159 and February 26, 1161. Participated in the papal election of 1153, in which Pope Anastasius IV was elected. Participated in the papal election of 1154, in which Pope Adrian IV was elected. Participated in the papal election of 1159, in which Pope Alexander III was elected.

Death. Shortly after February 26, 1161, (no place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Brixius, Johannes Matthias. Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181. Berlin : R. Trenkel, 1912, p. 49, no. 2; Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 2, 46; 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. 1018; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 134; 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, II, 1, 7, 20, 90, 102 and 145.

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(7) 7. GIOVANNI, Can. Reg. of S. Frediano di Lucca (?-1153)

Birth. (No date or place found).

Education. Joined the Canons Regular of S. Frediano di Lucca.

Priesthood. Ordained (no further information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon of S. Maria Nuova in the consistory of December 17, 1143. Subscribed papal bulls issued between January and March 8, 1144; March 14, 1145 and January 24, 1152. Participated in the papal election of 1144, in which Pope Lucius II was elected. Participated in the papal election of 1145, in which Pope Eugenius III was elected. Participated in the papal election of 1153, in which Pope Anastasius IV was elected.

Death. At the end of 1153, (no place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 2, 47; 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. 1018; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 134; 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, II, 1, 7 and 20.

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(8) 8. PAPARONI, Giovanni (?-ca. 1158)

Birth. (No date found), Rome. Of a noble family. His last name is also listed as Papiro Paparo and Paperone.

Education. (No information found).

Early life. Apostolic subdeacon in the pontificate of Pope Innocent II; as such, he signed a papal bull issued on April 22, 1138.

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon of S. Adriano in the consistory of December 17, 1143. Subscribed papal bulls issued between February 14 and March 8, 1144; March 15, 1144 and January 31, 1145; and April 5, 1145 and January 13, 1151. Participated in the papal election of 1144, in which Pope Lucius II was elected. Participated in the papal election of 1145, in which Pope Eugenius III was elected. Opted for the order of cardinal priests and the title of S. Lorenzo in Damaso on March 2, 1151. Subscribed papal bull issued between March 30, 1151 and June 16, 1153; and October 31, 1153 and January 24, 1154. Legate in Ireland in 1151; presided a council in Kells in 1152, where it was decided to establish the archdioceses of Armagh, Dublin, Cashel and Tuam. Participated in the papal election of 1153, in which Pope Anastasius IV was elected. Participated in the papal election of 1154, in which Pope Adrian IV was elected.

Death. Ca. 1158, Rome. Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Brixius, Johannes Matthias. Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181. Berlin : R. Trenkel, 1912, p. 100, no. 6; Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 2, 44-45; 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. 1016; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 134; 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, II, 1, 7, 20 and 89.

Webgraphy. Brief biographical entry, in English.

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(9) 9. UGO (?-1150)

Birth. (No date found), Novara. He is also listed as Hugo Novariensis.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon of S. Lucia in Orphea (or Silice) in the consistory of December 17, 1143 (1). Subscribed papal bulls issued between January 1 and March 4, 1144; and March 21 and May 15, 1144. Opted for the order of cardinal priests and the title of S. Lorenzo in Lucina May 19, 1144. Vice-chancellor of the Holy Roman Church in the pontificate of Pope Eugenius III. He is not listed as participant in any of the papal elections that took place during his cardinalate.

Death. September 21, 1150 (?), (no place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Brixius, Johannes Matthias. Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181. Berlin : R. Trenkel, 1912, p. 99, no. 5; Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 2, 47; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 134; 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, II, 1, 7 and 20.

(1) Cardella, Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa, I, pt. 2, 47, says that some authors confuse him with Cardinal Ugo Misini (1144).

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