He was born in Toucy and became archdeacon at Paris. In 1119 he entered the monastery of Cluny. Pope Callixtus II created him cardinal-bishop of Tusculum probably in March 1123 (or in December 1122). He served as papal legate in Poland and Hungary in the 1120s but the exact time of this legation is uncertain (1123–24 or 1125–27). In 1126 he consecrated a cemetery by the Arnoldstein abbey. Then he was legate in Outremer from 1129–1130. He did not participate in the double papal election, 1130, but on his return from Syria he gave his support to antipope Anacletus II. In the following years he served as his legate in France. After the death of Anacletus he reconciled with Pope Innocent II, who restored him to the dignity of Cardinal on 29 May 1138. However, during the Second Lateran Council in April 1139 he was deposed again together with the other former adherents of the antipope. He died no later than at the beginning of 1142.