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Report No. r513

Ricardus Petronius de Senis

d.1314

 

Alternative Names

 

Biography/Description

Ricardus studied law at Bologna and became a professor of civil law at Naples around 1270. From 1290, Ricardus pursued an ecclesiastical career. He became Vice-Chancellor of the Church in 1296. He was made a cardinal by Boniface VIII. With Guillielmus de Mandagout and Berengarius Fredoli, Ricardus wan editor of the Liber Sextus. He served in the pontifical court in Avignon. At the Council of Vienne, Ricardus defended Boniface’s orthodoxy against the charges of Philip IV of France.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

Glosses on the Decretum.

 
No. 2

Casus super Sextum.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Glosses on the Decretum.

 
Manuscript

Città del Vaticano, BAV Vat. lat. 1367

 
No. 2

Casus super Sextum.

 
Manuscript

München, BSB Clm 329

 

Literature

P. Erdö, ‘Ricardus de Senis’ Glossen in einer Budapester Dekretalenhandschrift’, ÖAKR, 33 (1982) 107–11.

T. Schmidt, ‘Riccardo Petroni von Siena als Gutachter im Prozeß gegen Papst Bonifaz VIII’, ZRG Kan. Abt., 68 (1982) 277–93.

S. Kuttner, ‘Ricardus Petronius de Senis’, in DDC (1964) 7.681–84.