The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical Dictionary
Pope Alexander III (1159-1181)
Consistory of December 1176 (VIII)


(41) 1. PIETRO (?-1178)

Birth. (No date or place found).

Education. ".... per erudizione, e dottrina chiarissimo..." (1)

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest of S. Sabina in the consistory of December 1176 (2). Legate in Toulouse in 1178 to preach against the Albigenses; the result of his legation is not known.

Death. Before September 22, 1178, (no place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Brixius, Johannes Matthias. Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181. Berlin : R. Trenkel, 1912, p. 65, no. 24; Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 2, 120-121; 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. 1094; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 147.

(1) Cardella, Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa, I, pt. 2, 120-121.
(2) This is according to "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928, p. 147; Brixius, Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181, p. 65, no. 24, says that he was created cardinal on May 25, 1178; Cardella, Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa, I, pt. 2, 115; and Chacón, Alfonso. Vitæ, et res gestæ Pontificvm Romanorum et S. R. E. Cardinalivm, I, col. 1090, say that his promotion took place in September 1171 in Anagni.

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(42) 2. SAVELLI, Tiberio (?-1178)

Birth. (No date or place found).

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest of S. Cecilia in the consistory of December 1176.

Death. At the beginning of 1178, (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. 147.

Webgraphy. The Savelli family by Norbert M. Borengässer, in German, Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon.

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(43) 3. GANDOLFO, O.S.B. (?-1219)

Birth. (No date found), Piacenza.

Education. Entered the Order of Saint Benedict (Benedictines).

Priesthood. Ordained (no further information found). Abbot of the monastery of S. Sisto, Piacenza.

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon of Ss. Cosma e Damiano in the consistory of December 1176 (1). Opted for the order of cardinal priests in March 1178; his title is not known (2). He did not participate in any of the conclaves celebrated during his cardinalate (3).

Death. 1219 (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. 147.

(1) This is according to "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928, p. 147. Francesco Cristofori, Cronotasi dei cardinali di Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Tipografia de Propaganda Fide, 1888, p.238, indicates that he was created in 1188.
(2) This is according to "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928, p. 147, which adds that he did not opt in 1186.
(3) He may be the same person as Cardinal
Gandolfo, O.S.B., created in 1186.

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