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Pope Nicholas III (1277 – 1280) created nine Cardinals in one consistory celebrated on 12 March 1278:

1. Ordonho Alvares, archbishop of Braga – cardinal-bishop of Frascati, † 21 December 1285.

2. Bentivenga da Bentivengi, O.F.M., bishop Todi – cardinal-bishop of Albano, † 25 March 1289.

3. Latino Malabranca Orsini, O.P., nephew of His Holiness – cardinal-bishop of Ostia e Velletri,† 10 August 1294

4. Robert Kilwardby, O.P., archbishop of Canterbury – cardinal-bishop of Porto e S. Rufina, † 12 September 1279.

5. Gerard de Lessines, bishop of Auxerre – cardinal-bishop of Palestrina, † 18 July 1278.

6. Gerardo Bianchi – cardinal-priest of SS. XII Apostoli, then cardinal-bishop of Sabina (12 April 1281), † 1 March 1302.

7. Girolamo Masci, O.F.M. – cardinal-priest of S. Pudenziana, then cardinal-bishop of Palestrina (12 April 1281) and Pope Nicholas IV (22 February 1288), † 4 April 1292

8. Giordano Orsini, brother of His Holiness – cardinal-deacon of S. Eustachio, † 8 September 1287.

9. Giacomo Colonna – cardinal-deacon of S. Maria in Via Lata; excomunicated on 10 May 1297, then cardinal-deacon without a title (15 December 1305) and again cardinal-deacon of S. Maria in Via Lata (2 February 1306), † 14 August 1318.

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