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Not to be confused with the post of Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church.

The Camerlengo (Italian: Chamberlain) of the Sacred College of Cardinals was the treasurer of that body.

He administered all property, fees, funds and revenue belonging to the College of Cardinals, celebrated the requiem Mass for a deceased cardinal and was charged with the registry of the Acta Consistoralia.

It is believed that the post was created by Pope Eugenius III in 1150, but there is no documentary proof to attest its existence before pontificate of Pope Innocent III, or perhaps even before the year 1272[1].

The position existed until 1995.

List of Camerlengos of the Sacred College of Cardinals

1198 to 1499

  • Cencio (?) (1198-1216)
  • (1217-1271 - no information found)
  • Guillaume de Bray (1272-1282)
  • (1283-1287 no information found)
  • Pietro Peregrosso (1288 - 1295)
  • Hugh Aycelin (1295-1297)
  • Robert de Pontigny (1298-1305)
  • Jean Le Moine (1305-1310)
  • Etienne de Suissy (1310-1311)
  • Nicolas de Freauville (1312-1313)
  • Berenguer Fredol (1313-1323)
  • Guillaume Teste (1323-1326)
  • Pierre d’Arabloy (1326-1331)
  • Pedro Gomez de Barroso (1331-1340)
  • Imbert Dupuis (1340-1348)
  • Guillaume Court (1348-1361)
  • Hugues Roger (1361-1363)
  • Guillaume Aigrefeuille (seniore) (1363-1369)
  • Guillaume Aigrefeuille (iuniore) (from 1369)

1500 to 1600

1600 to 1700

1700 to 1801

1801 to 1900

1900 to 1995

References

  1. I.S.Robinson, The Papacy 1073-1198. Continuity and Innovation, Cambridge University Press 1990, p. 41 and 253, says that Cardinal Cencio was Camerlengo of the College during pontificate of Innocent III, but W. Maleczek, Papst und Kardinalskolleg von 1191 bis 1216, Wien 1984, p.112, doubt it. The first undisputed occupant of that post was Guillaume de Bray in 1272

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