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Damiani, Pietro (1007-1072), an ecclesiastic who, born at Ravenna, rose from being a swineherd to the dignity of Cardinal and Bishop of Ostia in 1057. He was a great supporter of Hildebrand (Gregory VII., q.v.), by whom he was employed on many important missions. Among his writings are many Letters and Speeches.

“We must not be proud of our bodies, because the matter is from the earth, yet not dishonour our bodies, because the mould and shape are from the divine wisdom.”
–Matthew Henry, Commentary, Job 10