The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical Dictionary
Stephen VIII (IX) (939-942)
941 (I)


(1) 1. LEONE (?-963)

Birth. (No date found), Velletri.

Education. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Bishop cardinalis of Velletri in 941 (1). Consecrated (no information found). Cardinal Leone granted Demetrio, son of Melioso, duke and consul of Velletri, permission to build a castle giving him, for three generations, a mount with several hamlets in the territory of Velletri, in which Demetrio planted trees and vineyards. He susbcribed a papal document dated January 9, 946. He attended the Roman Council of November 6, 963.

Death. 963, (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, 76-77; Cristofori, Francesco. Cronotasi dei cardinali di Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Tipografia de Propaganda Fide, 1888, p. 3; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux des 10 premiers siècles". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1926. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1927, p. 156, no. 1; Gams, Pius Bonifatius. Series episcoporum Ecclesiae catholicae. 3 v. in 1. Graz : Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1957, p. V; Liudprand, Bishop of Cremona, d. ca. 972. The complete works of Liudprand of Cremona. Translated with an introduction and notes by Paolo Squatriti. Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, 2007. (Medieval texts in translation; Variation: Medieval texts in translation), p. 226; Schwartz, Gerhard. Die Besetzung der Bistümern Reichsitaliens unter den sächsischen und salischen Kaisern mit den listen der Bischöfe 951-1122. Leipzig und Berlin : Verlag von B. G. Teubner, 1913, p. 275.

(1) This is according to "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. Les cardinaux des 10 premiers siècles". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1926, p. 156, no. 1. Cardella, Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa, I, pt. 1, 76, indicates that he was created cardinal in the pontificate of Pope Agapitus II.


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