– He was a Roman named Corrado di Suburra (or della Suburra), son of Benedictus.
1111 – Pope Paschal II appointed him cardinal priest of Sta. Pudenzia.
1126 – Honorius III made Corrado cardinal bishop of Sabina.
1130 – Was one of the most determined opponents of Anacletus II.
– He was vicar for Innocent III.
1147 – Corrado served as Eugene III’s vicar.
1153 – Appointed as pope Anastasius IV.
– He had a long career in the church before his election to the papacy.
– As pope, Anastasius sent Nicholas Breakspear (later Pope Adrian IV) to Scandinavia to organize the church and maintained peaceful relations with the commune that controlled Rome.
1154 – Died on December 3rd and was succeeded by Cardinal Nicholas of Albano as Adrian IV.