The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical Dictionary
Pope John VIII (872-882)
876 (II)


(3) 1. WALPERT (?-?)

Birth. (No date found, Valence, France. His name is also listed as Gualpert, Valperto, Walpertus and Walperti.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Bishop cardinalis of Porto in 876 (1), after the deposition of Bishop Formoso. Consecration (no information found). Participated in the synod celebrated by Pope John VIII in 879 in Rome, which redacted the Commonitorio consigned to the legates to the synod of Constantinople, requested by Patriarch Photius. He occupied the see until 883, when Formoso recovered the bishopric; it is not known what happened to Bishop Walpert after that.

Death. (No date or place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 1, 69; Chacón, Alfonso. Vitæ, et res gestæ Pontificum Romanorum : et S.R.E. Cardinalium ab initio nascentis Ecclesiae usque ad Clementem IX P. O. M. Alphonsi Ciaconii Ord. Praed. & aliorum opera descriptæ : cum uberrimis notis. Ab Augustino Oldoino, Soc. Jesu recognitae, et ad quatuor tomos ingenti ubique rerum accessione productae. Additis Pontificum recentiorum imaginibus, & Cardinalium insignibus, plurimisque aeneis figuris, cum indicibus locupletissimis. Romæ : P. et A. De Rubeis, 1677, I, col. 666, no. 4; Cristofori, Francesco. Cronotasi dei cardinali di Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Tipografia de Propaganda Fide, 1888, p. 9; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux des 10 premiers siècles". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1926. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1927, p. 154, no. 4; Gams, Pius Bonifatius. Series episcoporum Ecclesiae catholicae. 3 v. in 1. Graz : Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1957, p. VIII; Regesta pontificum Romanorum ab conditio Ecclesia. Ad annum post Christum natum MCXCVIII. Graz : Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1956. 2 v. Reprint. Originally published : Lipsiae : Veit et comp., 1885-1888. Original t.p. included : Regesta pontificum Romanorum ab condita ecclesia : ad annum post Christum natum MCXCVIII. Editionem secundam correctam et auctam edidit Philippus Jaffè ; auspiciis Gulielmi Wattenbach; curaverunt S. Loewenfeld, F. Kaltenbrunner, P. Ewald, I, 425.

(1) There is doubt and confusion between the sources about him and Cardinal Valentino (883), first documented as cardinal bishop of Porto in 883. Cristofori, Cronotasi dei cardinali di Santa Romana Chiesa, p. 9, lists Cardinal Valperto as bishop of Porto from 876 until 883; then Valentino in 883, succeeded in that same year by Formoso (iterum), again. "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux des 10 premiers siècles". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1926, p. 154, no. 4, refers his entry to that of Cardinal Walpert or Gualpert, under Pope John VIII. Pius Bonifatius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae catholicae (3 v. in 1. Graz : Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1957), p. VIII, lists him as Walpertus, Valentinus (876-883). Regesta pontificum Romanorum ab conditio Ecclesia. Ad annum post Christum natum MCXCVIII, I, 425, after his name, Valentini, adds (lege: Walperti).

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