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Report No. a240

Goffredus de Trano

d. 1245


Alternative Names

Goffredo, da Trani (LC); Goffredus Tranensis; Gottofredo da Trani; Geoffrey of Trani



A student of the renowned civilian Azo, Goffredus was professor of Roman law at Naples, until he was appointed auditor of the Roman Rota in 1240. In 1244, Innocent IV, his former fellow student at Bologna, elevated him to the cardinalate. Goffredus died in 1245. Goffredus wrote the first full apparatus on the Decretales Gregorii IX, before 1243. Then, before his death, Goffredus completely rewrote the work as the well known Summa super titulis decretalium for use by pastors engaged in the cura animarum. Goffredus also wrote glosses on the Novellae of Innocent IV.



No. 1

Apparatus glossarum in Decretales Gregorii IX.

No. 2

Summa super titulis decretalium.

No. 3

Glossae ad Constitutiones 8. On 8 constitutions or novellae of Innocent IV.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Apparatus glossarum in Decretales Gregorii IX.


Firenze, BN Princ. Ii.i.417 (gloss with text of Liber Extra)


Madrid, BN 8982 (identification uncertain)


Milano, Bibl. Ambrosiana Z.50, fol. 9r–407 (in the form of a marginal gloss)


Monte Cassino, Bibl. Abbazia 266 (Digital edition by Martin Bertram, gloss without the text.)


Paris, BN lat. 15402 (gloss with text)


Seo de Urgel, Bibl. Cabildo 2037 (with rich glosses)


Venezia, BN VIII.28


Wien, ÖNB 2197

No. 2

Summa super titulis decretalium.


Arras, BM 253


Avignon, BM 122 (incomplete)


Bamberg, Staatsbibl. Can. 00 [P.II.22]


Bamberg, Staatsbibl. Can. 48


Bamberg, Staatsbibl. Can. 00 [P.II.24]


Berlin, Staatsbibl. lat. fol. 82


Wrocław, Bibl. Univ. II.F.67 m.


Chartres, BM 284


Chartres, BM 367


Chartres, BM 368 (2nd work)


Darmstadt, Landesbibl. 341


Darmstadt, Landesbibl. 680


Douai, BM 560


Erlangen, Universitätsbibl. 339


Firenze, Bibl. Laurenz. LXXVII 15


Firenze, Bibl. Laurenz. Plut. 3 (olim S. Croce III) sin.7 (The library currently identifies this manuscript with the Plutei designation, but the literature often refers to it with the S. Croce one.)


Grenoble, BM 280 (489)


Grenoble, BM 402 (490)


Halle, Universitäts- u. Landesbibl. Ye., fol. 33


Hildesheim, Dombibl. 17


Innsbruck, Universitätsbibl. 253


Köln, Dombibl. 135


Köln, Historisches Arch. 78


Laon, BM 363


Leipzig, Universitätsbibl. 1000


Leipzig, Universitätsbibl. 1001


Leipzig, Universitätsbibl. 1018


Melk, Stiftsbibl. D.39


München, BSB Clm 741


München, BSB Clm 5300


München, BSB Clm 5301


München, BSB Clm 8008


München, BSB Clm 9549


Olomouc, Státni Archiv III.20


Olomouc, Státni Archiv VI.302


Paris, BN lat. 12453


Paris, BN 15411


Paris, BN 15412


Paris, BN 17529


Paris, BN 18224


Praha, Univ. Knihovna VII.T.22


Saint-Omer, BM 495


Saint-Omer, BM 553


Wien, Schottenstift Bibl. I.C.6.11


Toulouse, BM B.224


Tours, BM 560


Troyes, BM 456


Troyes, BM 809


Troyes, BM 1356


Troyes, BM 1448


Troyes, BM 1746


Wien, ÖNB 2076


Wien, ÖNB 2137


Wien, ÖNB 2208


Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibl. 1


Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibl. 14 Aug.f

No. 3

Glossae ad Constitutiones 8.


Fulda, Landesbibl. D.10


Siena, Maffei Libr. [No shelfmark]


Wien, ÖNB 2140


Text(s) – Early Printed Editions

No. 1

Apparatus glossarum in Decretales Gregorii IX.

Early Printed Editions

Lyon, 1519. Reprint Aalen 1992.


Venezia, 1586.

No. 2

Summa super titulis decretalium.

Early Printed Editions

Lyon, 1519 (online). Reprint Aalen 1968, 1992.



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