The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical Dictionary
Pope Eugenius III (1145-1153)
Consistory celebrated in 1152 (VI)


(34) 1. GRASSI, Can. Reg. of S. Maria di Reno, Ildebrando (?-1178)

Birth. (No date found), Bologna. He is also listed as Ildebrando Guarini.

Education. Joined the Canons Regular of S. Maria di Reno.

Priesthood. Ordained (no further information found).

Episcopate. Administrator of the diocese of Modena from 1148 until 1156 (1).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon of S. Eustachio in a consistory celebrated in 1152. Subscribed a papal bull issued on January 20, 1153. 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. Subscribed the papal bulls issued between December 27, 1154 and December 31, 1156. Opted for the order of cardinal priests and the title of Ss. XII Apostoli in 1157. Subscribed papal bulls issued between January 4, 1157 and July 30, 1159. Participated in the papal election of 1159, in which Pope Alexander III was elected. Subscribed papal bulls issed between November 7, 1159 and August 26, 1177.

Death. November 8, 1178, Vincenza. Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Brixius, Johannes Matthias. Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181. Berlin : R. Trenkel, 1912, p. 55, no. 12; Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 2, 74-75; 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. 1047; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 140; 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, 20, 102, 103 and 145.

(1) This is according to "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928, p. 140. Brixius, Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181, p. 55, no. 12, says that he was rector, procurator or episcopal administrator of the church of S. Geminiano, Modena, from 1148 until 1156; that church is the cathedral of the diocese.
(2) He may be the same person as Cardinal Ildebrando (1152).

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(35) 2. OTTONE (?-1174/1175)

Birth. (No date found), Brescia. He is also listed as Oddo de Cabuano ; and his name as Othon, Otho and Odo.

Education. He obtained the title of magister.

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon of S. Nicola in Carcere in a consistory celebrated in 1152. Subscribed papal bulls issued between January 11 and May 16, 1153. Participated in the papal election of 1153, in which Pope Anastasius IV was elected. Subscribed papal bulls issued betwen September 8, 1153 and November 30, 1154. Participated in the papal election of 1154, in which Pope Adrian IV was elected. Subscribed papal bulls issued between December 19, 1154 and July 30, 1159. Legate in Lombardy. Participated in the papal election of 1159, in which Pope Alexander III was elected. Subscribed papal bulls issued between October 15, 1159 and March 1, 1174. Legate in Spain.

Death. A short time after March 1, 1174 and before March 7, 1175, (no place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Brixius, Johannes Matthias. Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181. Berlin : R. Trenkel, 1912, p. 56, no. 17; Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 2, 74-75; 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. 1049; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 140; 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, 20, 90, 103 and 146.

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(36) 3. ILDEBRANDO (?-?)

Birth. (No date or place found).

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon in a consistory celebrated in 1152; his deaconry is not known (1). Subscribed papal bulls issued between June 4 and December 20, 1152.

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. 140; 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, 21.

(1) He may be the same person as Cardinal Ildebrando Grassi (1152).

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(37) 4. ODONE (?-?)

Birth. (No date or place found). His name is also listed as Ottone, Odon and Othon.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon in a consistory celebrated in 1152; his deaconry is not known (1). Subscribed papal bulls issued between June 4 and November 16, 1152.

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. 140; 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, 21.

(1) He may be the same person as Ottone (1152).

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(38) 5. GREGORIO (?-after 1159)

Birth. (No date or place found).

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon of Ss. Vito e Modesto in a consistory celebrated ca. 1152. No information has been found about his participation in the papal elections of 1153 and 1154. He participated in the election of Antipope Victor IV in 1159. He was later deposed by the legitimate pope.

Death. After 1159, (no 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. 140.

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