He was archdeacon of the cathedral chapter of Piacenza and member of the Order of Canons Regular de San Frediano di Lucca. Pope Alexander III created him Cardinal in the consistory celebrated in Frascati in 1178. On September 6, 1178 he signed a papal bull as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria in Via Lata, but shortly thereafter he was promoted to the rank of Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Gerusalemme; as such, he signed a bull for the first time on October 1, 1178. He participated in the papal election, 1181, which elected Pope Lucius III. He wrote an opuscle titled De Deo immortali. His name appears for the last time in the papal bull dated December 23, 1182.
Gaetano Moroni, Dizionario di erudizione storico-ecclesiastica da S. Pietro sino ai nostri giorni vol. III, Tipografia Emiliana, Venice 1840-1861, page 13
Philip Jaffé, Regesta pontificum Romanorum ab condita Ecclesia ad annum post Christum natum MCXCVIII, Berlin 1851, p. 678 and 835