The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical Dictionary
Pope Celestine III (1191-1198)
Consistory of 1191 (I)
Celebrated in Rome


(1) 1. BOBONE, Niccolò (?-ca. 1200/1201)

Birth. (No date found), in region Arenula, Rome. Son of Giovanni Bobone Orsini. Nephew of Pope Celestine III. The family adopted the name Orsini. He is also listed as Niccolò only; his first name as Uguccione; and his last name as Thieneo and Tieneo.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon of S. Maria in Cosmedin in the consistory of April or May 1191. Subscribed the papal bulls issued between May 20, 1191 and December 3, 1197; and March 13, 1198 and April 13, 1200. He was present at the canonization of S. Giovanni Gualberto. Participated in the papal election of 1198, in which was elected Pope Innocent III.

Death. Ca. 1200/1201 (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, 189; 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. 1159; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 158; Eubel, Conradus and Gulik, Guglielmus van. Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi. Volumen I (1198-1431). Münich : Sumptibus et Typis Librariae Regensbergianae, 1913; reprint, Padua : Il Messagero di S. Antonio, 1960, p. 3, note 1, no. 24; Maleczek, Werner. Papst und Kardinalskolleg von 1191 bis 1216 : die Kardindle unter Coelestin III. und Innocenz III. Wien : Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1984. (Publikationen des Historischen Instituts beim Österreichischen Kulturinstitut in Rom. I. Abteilung, Abhandlungen ; 6. Bd.; Variation: Publikationen des Österreichischen Kulturinstitut in Rom.; 1. Abteilung ; Abhandlungen ; 6. Bd), p. 97-98.

Link. His genealogy, A3 B2 C1.

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(2) 2. ISOLA, O.S.B.Cas., Roffredo dell' (?-ca. 1212)

Birth. (No date found), Arpino, diocese of Sora. He is also listed as Rofridus de Insula; and his first name as Goffredo and Rainaldo.

Education. Entered the Order of Saitn Benedict (Benedictines) Cassinese.

Priesthood. Ordained (no further information found). Elected abbot of Monte Cassino on July 9, 1188; occupied the post until his death.

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest of Ss. Marcelino e Pietro in the consistory of June 2, 1191. He accompanied to Germany Emperor Heinrich VI, whom he had received in Montecassino; returned to Italy heading an imperial army and freed the lands of the abbey that had been occupied by King Tancredo di Lecce of Sicily. Later, with another army, returned to the pope the territories that had been occupied by Diopoldo, count of Acerra and Spoleto. Participated in the papal election of 1198, in which was elected Pope Innocent III. Legate in Sicily. Received Pope Innocent III in Montecassino on Jne 23, 1206. Primoprete in 1211.

Death. Ca. 1212, (1), Montecassino. Buried in the monastery of Montecassino.

Bibliography. Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 2, 179-180; 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. 1159; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 158; Eubel, Conradus and Gulik, Guglielmus van. Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi. Volumen I (1198-1431). Münich : Sumptibus et Typis Librariae Regensbergianae, 1913; reprint, Padua : Il Messagero di S. Antonio, 1960, p. 3, note 1, no. 17; Maleczek, Werner. Papst und Kardinalskolleg von 1191 bis 1216 : die Kardindle unter Coelestin III. und Innocenz III. Wien : Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1984. (Publikationen des Historischen Instituts beim Österreichischen Kulturinstitut in Rom. I. Abteilung, Abhandlungen ; 6. Bd.; Variation: Publikationen des Österreichischen Kulturinstitut in Rom.; 1. Abteilung ; Abhandlungen ; 6. Bd), p. 68.

Links. Isola del Liri, in Italian (his place of birth and family); and Elenco degli abati di Montecassino, in Italian, based on the work of Emilio Pistilli, Cassino dalle origini ad oggi 1994, con brevi note su Montecassino (Idea Stampa, Cassino 1994).

(1) This is according to "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928, p. 158. Cardella, Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa, I, pt. 2, 180, also says that he died in 1212, but adds that other sources say that he died in 1209. Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi, I, p. 3, note 1, no. 17, indicates, with a question mark, that he died ca. 1200. The list of abbots of Montecassino, linked above says that he died on May 30, 1211.

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(3) 3. GUIDO (?-before 1198)

Birth. (No date or place found).

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest of S. Marco in the consistory of 1191.

Death. Before 1198, (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. 158.

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(4) 4. CESARINI, Giacomo (?-before 1198)

Birth. (No date or place found).

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest of S. Prassede in the consistory of 1191.

Death. Before 1198, (no place found). Buried (no information found).

<STRONG>Bibliography. "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1928. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1928, p. 158.

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