Hugh Aycelin (1230, Billom – 28 December 1297, Rome) was a French Cardinal. He was also known as Hughes of Billom (also Billo or Billay), Ugo Billomo, Hughes Séguin, Ugo Seguin de Billon, Hughes Aycelin de Montaigut and Hugues Séguin de Billon.
Hugh was born ca. 1230 at Billom, a fiefdom of his family in the diocese of Clermont, France. His father was Pierre Aycelin seigneur of Bressolie.
Hugh entered the Order of Dominicans in his youth and was ordained a priest.
Hugh served as a lector at the studium conventuale at Santa Sabina, the progenitor of the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum. He served as Master of Sacred Palace from 1281-88. Pope Nicholas IV created him Cardinal-Priest of S. Sabina in the consistory of 16 May 1288. He was a signatory on papal bulls issued between September 3, 1288 and August 23, 1291.
Hugh participated in the conclave of 1292–1294, which elected Pope Celestine V.
In August 1294 he was promoted to the rank of Cardinal-Bishop of the suburbicarian see of Ostia, proper of the Dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals. He presided over the papal conclave of 1294 and consecrated bishop of Rome the new Pope Boniface VIII on 23 January 1295.
- http://www2.fiu.edu/~mirandas/bios1288.htm Accessed October 9, 2012
- "Frater Hugo de Bidiliomo provincie Francie, magister fuit egregius in theologia et mul<tum> famosus in romana curia; qui actu lector existens apud Sanctam Sabinam, per papam Nicolaum quartum eiusdem ecclesie factus cardinalis" [16.V.1288]; postmodum per Celestinum papain  est ordinatus in episcopum ostiensem (Cr Pg 3r). http://www.e-theca.net/emiliopanella/lector12.htm Accessed May 9, 2011; See also Rome Across Time and Space: Cultural Transmission and the Exchange of Ideas, 2011, p. 275. http://books.google.com/books?id=xGiHbiqknLgC&pg=PA275&lpg=PA275&dq=%22#v=onepage&q&f=false Accessed 7-10-2011
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