Ottaviano di Paoli

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Ottaviano di Paoli (surname given variously) (died 1206) was an Italian Cardinal.

He was a papal legate in France in the 1170s, and was created cardinal in 1182, as cardinal-deacon of Ss. Sergio e Bacco. He was then legate to Henry II of England, and in Umbria.

He became Cardinal-bishop of Ostia in 1189, continuing as a diplomat trying to resolve the Anglo-French conflict in Normandy, with Giordano di Ceccano.

He participated in the papal elections of October 1187, December 1187, 1191 and January 1198. He subscribed the papal bulls between January 2, 1183 and November 8, 1205. He became Dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals in October 1200.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Thibaud of Ostia
Cardinal-bishop of Ostia
1189–1206
Succeeded by
Ugolino di Conti