The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical Dictionary
Pope Urban III (1185-1187)
Consistory of 1187


(4) 1. BOSON (?-ca. 1190)

Birth. (No date found), Arles, France. Of the Bosoni royal family of Arles. He is also listed as Bosone.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon of S. Angelo in Pescheria in the consistory of 1187 (1). Subscribed papal bulls issued between March 17 and April 5, 1188. Opted for the deaconry of S. Giorgio in Velabro in 1188. Subscribed papal bulls issued between April 12 and June 7, 1188. Opted for the order of cardinal priests and the title of S. Anastasia in June 1189.

Death. Ca. 1190, Rome. Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Berton, Charles. Dictionnaire des cardinaux, contenant des notions générales sur le cardinalat, la nomenclature complète ..., des cardinaux de tous les temps et de tous les pays ... les détails biographiques essentiels sur tous les cardinaux ... de longues études sur les cardinaux célèbre ... Paris : J.-P. Migne, 1857 ; Facsimile edition. Farnborough ; Gregg, 1969, col. 581; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle", Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 154; Moroni, Gaetano. Dizionario di erudizione storico-ecclesiastica da S. Pietro sino ai nostri giorni. 103 vols. in 53. Venezia : Tipografia Emiliana, 1840-1861, VI, 69.

(1) This is according to "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle", Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928, p. 154; Berton, Dictionnaire des cardinaux, col. 531, indicates that he was created cardinal in 1185 by Pope Lucius III; Moroni, Dizionario di erudizione storico-ecclesiastica da S. Pietro sino ai nostri giorni, VI, 69, says that he was created cardinal by Pope Lucius III in 1183; and that he was ascribed as cardinal priest of S. Anastasia by Pope Urban III.

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