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He was canon of the cathedral chapter of Verona. Pope Lucius III created him Cardinal-Priest of S. Marcello in the consistory of March 6, 1185 (or in December 1183, or in 1184). As such, he countersigned the papal bulls issued between April 20, 1185 and October 28, 1188. He participated in the papal elections of 1185 and October 1187, and possibly also in that of December 1187 and 1191. In the pontificate of Pope Clement III he served as papal legate in the Holy Land. Towards the end of 1188 he was elected bishop of Verona; he was confirmed by Clement III and took possession of the see in the following year. At that time he resigned his titular church of S. Marcello, but retained his cardinalate and signed the documents as "Cardinal-Priest of the Holy Roman Church, humble bishop of Verona". He died after July 17, 1212, but before October 13, 1214, when his successor was elected.
- ↑ S. Miranda: Consistories of Pope Lucius III
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 G. Moroni, p. 262
- ↑ K. Eubel, p. 3
- ↑ Jaffé Philipp, Regesta pontificum Romanorum ab condita Ecclesia ad annum post Christum natum MCXCVIII, Berlin 1851, p. 835, 854, 866 and 870
- ↑ S. Miranda: Papal elections of XII century
- ↑ W. Maleczek, p. 68
- ↑ K. Eubel, p. 522
- Werner Maleczek, Papst und Kardinalskolleg von 1191 bis 1216, Wien 1984, p. 68
- Gaetano Moroni. Dizionario di erudizione storico-ecclesiastica da S. Pietro sino ai nostri giorni. Venice : Tipografia Emiliana, 1840-1861, vol. X, p. 262
- Konrad Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi, volumen I, 1913, p. 3, 5 and 522