Pandulf of Pisa

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This article is about the cardinal and papal historian. For later twelfth-century cardinal, see Pandolfo Masca of Pisa. For the papal legate to England, see Pandulf Masca.

Pandulf of Pisa[1] was a twelfth-century Italian Cardinal, and biographer of several contemporary popes;[2] these biographies belonged to the Liber Pontificalis. He was nephew of Hugo of Alatri.[3] Works attributed to him appeared in the Rerum Italicarum scriptores by Ludovico Antonio Muratori; some of those attributions have been changed.

According to Robinson[4] Pandulf's biography of Gelasius II is inaccurate in electoral details, and had a polemic purpose relating to the schism of 1130.[5] Pandulf is thought to have been an intimate friend of Gelasius, and in the schism after 1130 supported antipope Anacletus II against Innocent II. Anacletus named him cardinal-deacon of SS. Cosma e Damiano; as such, he signed the bulls of this antipope on February 8, 1131, December 7, 1134 and March 21, 1137.[6]


  • I. S. Robinson (1990), The Papacy 1073-1198: Continuity and Innovation, Cambridge University Press 1990
  • J.M. Brixius, Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181, Berlin 1912, p. 48-49 no. 13


  1. ^ Pandolfo of Pisa, Pandolfo Pisano, Pandulfus of Pisa, Pandulfus Pisanus, Pandulfus Aletrinus, Pandulphus Pisanus, Pandulphus Aletrinus.
  2. ^ Gelasius II, Calixtus II, and Honorius II; known as De Vitis Pontificum[1]. Vita del pontefice Gelasio II (1802) was an Italian translation by Constantio Gaetani.
  3. ^ CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Liber Pontificalis
  4. ^ p. 63
  5. ^ Robinson, pp. 66-7 says the account of the election of Honorius aimed to blacken the reputation of the Frangipane family.
  6. ^ J.M. Brixius, Die Mitglieder des Kardinalkollegiums von 1130-1181, Berlin 1912, p. 48-49 no. 13. The year date of the last bull is uncertain.