The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical Dictionary
Pope Anastasius IV (1153-1154)
Consistory of December 1153 (I)


(1) 1. SUBURRA, Gregorio della (?-1163)

Birth. (No date found), Rome. Nephew of Pope Anastasius IV.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon in the consistory of December 1153; his deaconry is not known.

Episcopate. Elected bishop of Sabina in April 1154; succeeded his uncle. Consecrated (no information found). Subscribed papal bulls, as cardinal deacon and bishop-elect, issued between April 20 and 25, 1154; September 15 and November 30, 1154, as cardinal bishop; December 19, 1154 and July 30, 1159; and April 9, 1161 and September 20, 1162. 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. He was a decided supporter and defender of Pope Alexander III against the antipopes promoted by the Emperor Friedrich I Barbarossa during his pontificate. Papal vicar of Rome. Dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals in 1159.

Death. 1163, (no place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Brixius, Johannes Matthias. Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181. Berlin : R. Trenkel, 1912, p. 53, no. 1; Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 2, 81; 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. 1055; "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, 89, 102 and 142.

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(2) 2. ALBERTO (?-?)

Birth. (No date found), small village in the diocese of Lucca. Of poor parents.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest of Ss. XII Apostoli in the consistory of December 1153 (1).

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

Bibliography. Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 2, 81.

(1) According to Cardella, Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa, I, pt. 2, 81, several sources ignore or deny his promotion to the cardinalate.

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(3) 3. JACOPO (?-?)

Birth. (No date or place found).

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest of S. Callisto in the consistory of December 1153. Subscribed a papal bull issued in 1154 (1).

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

Bibliography. Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 2, 81-82.

(1) Cardella, Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa, I, pt. 2, 82, says that he only appears as subscriber of a bull in 1154; but that, at the time, the title was occupied by a Cardinal Gregorio, created by Pope Innocent II, and that the former appears as subscriber, with the exception of 1154, before and after that year. Cardella adds that it is very unlikely that the titular church would have been assigned to a cardinal for a brief time and then given back to the previous occupant.

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