Matthew of Albano

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Matthew of Albano (died 1134) was a French Benedictine monk and Cardinal,[1] and papal legate. He is a Catholic saint.[2]

He was instrumental in the recognition of the Knights Templar, at the 1129 Council of Troyes.[3]

He was a nephew of Hugh de Boves, abbot of Reading, bishop of Amiens and then archbishop of Rouen.[4] They were both from a noble background, near Laon.[5]


  1. ^ From 1125; bishop of Albano.
  2. ^ Welcome to vDeck
  3. ^ ORB Online Encyclopedia
  4. ^ C. Warren Hollister, Henry I (2001), p. 431.
  5. ^ Hollister, p. 432.