The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical Dictionary
Formosus (891-896)
891 (I)


(1) 1. SILVESTRO (?-898)

Birth. (No date or place found).

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Bishop cardinalis of Porto in 891, after the election of Pope Formosus to the pontificate, who was his predecessor in the see (1). Consecrated (no information found).

Death. 898, (no place found). Buried (no information found).

Bibliography. 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 2; Gams, Pius Bonifatius. Series episcoporum Ecclesiae catholicae. 3 v. in 1.Graz : Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1957, p. VIII.

(1) Cristofori, Cronotasi dei cardinali di Santa Romana Chiesa, p. 9, says that he occupied the see from 883 until 891, but Bishop Formosus, later pope, was the occupant during those years, after he was restored in 883.

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