(3) 1. GIORGIO (?-783)
Birth. (No date or place found). He is also listed as Georgio.
Education. (No information found).
Cardinalate. Bishop cadinalis of Ostia in 753 (1). Consecrated (no information found). In 753 (2), he was sent as legate to France, where he remained for several years; participated in that capacity in the Council of Compiegne in 757. Pope Adrian I sent him as legate before Lombard King Desiderio, together with Eustrasio, bishop of Albano, and Andrea, bishop of Preneste (Palestrina); the king was marching on Rome and the pope forbade him, under pain of excommunication, to cross the boundaries of the Roman duchy. He participated in the Roman Council of 769, celebrated in the Lateran basilica on April 12 to 14.
Death. 783, (no place found). Buried (no information found).
Bibliography. Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 1, 41; Cristofori, Francesco. Cronotasi dei cardinali di Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Tipografia de Propaganda Fide, 1888, p. 1; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux des 10 premiers siècles". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1926. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1927, p. 148, no. 3; Gams, Pius Bonifatius. Series episcoporum Ecclesiae catholicae. 3 v. in 1. Graz : Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1957, p. IV; Sacrorum conciliorum nova, et amplissima collectio : in qua praeter ea quae Phil. Labbeus, et Gabr. Cossartius S.J. et novissime Nicolaus Coleti in lucem edidere ea omnia insuper suis in locis optime disposita exhibentur, quae Joannes Dominicus Mansi lucensis, congregationis matris dei evulgavit. Editio novissima ab eodem Patre Mansi .... Paris : H. Welter, 1901-1927. 54 v. in 57, XII, 714.
(1) The suburbicarian see of Ostia dates back to the early centuries. It has an episcopal series beginning in 229. In 1150, the diocese of Velletri was united to Ostia. On May 5, 1914, Pope Pius X separated them. Ostia is the see of the dean of the College of Cardinals since 1150. Its bishops have the right to consecrate the new pope according to a decision of Pope Mark I dating to 336. This is its first cardinal bishop.
(2) This is according to Cardella, Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa, pt. 1, 41. "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux des 10 premiers siècles". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1926, p. 148, no. 3, Codex Carlingian of 755 to 766, says that he was sent as legate to France in May 758.
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