Bernard degli Uberti
|Saint Bernard degli Uberti|
Bernard degli Uberti, by Pietro Perugino
|Bishop of Parma|
|Died||December 4, 1133
|Honored in||Roman Catholic Church|
Saint Bernard degli Uberti (Italian: Bernardo degli Uberti) (died December 4, 1133) was an abbot of Vallombrosa, a bishop of Parma, papal legate, and a cardinal. A member of the noble Uberti family of Florence, he became a Vallumbrosan monk. He became abbot of San Salvi and was eventually elected the general-superior of the congregation. Pope Urban II made him a cardinal in 1097, and Bernard also served as bishop of Parma.
Bernard was a supporter of Pope Gregory VII, and as a result was driven into exile in 1104 by the followers of the antipope Maginulf (Sylvester IV). Some sources state that he was in fact dragged violently from the altar.
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