(6) 1. CHIARAMONTE, O.Cist., Niccolò de (?-1227)
Birth. (No date found), Sicily. He is also listed as Nicolaus Claromonte; and his last name as Chiaromonti.
Education. Entered the Order of the Cistercians.
Priesthood. Ordained (no further information found).
Cardinalate. Created cardinal bishop of Frascati in a consistory of 1219. Consecrated by Pope Honorius III (no further information found). Subscribed the papal bulls issued between December 15, 1220 and May 9, 1226. Legate in Germany before Emperor Friedrich II in 1220, after the loss of Damietta, for the Crusade. Participated in the papal election of 1227, in which was elected Pope Gregory IX.
Death. September 25, 1227, Rome. Buried in the church of S. Maria in Monasterio, which was demolished in the 16th century.
Bibliography. Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 2, 241; 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, II, col. 62-63; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux du XIIIè siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1929. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1929, p. 116; 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, pp. 5 and 38; Paravicini Bagliani, Agostino. Cardinali di curia e "familiae" cardinalizie. Dal 1227 al 1254. 2 vols. Padova : Antenore, 1972. (Italia sacra, 18-19)., I, 11.
Links. Biography, in Italian; The Chiramonte family, in Italian; and his engraving.
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