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Adrian IV - (1154-1159)

Saint Biography

Adrian IV, Nicholas Breakspear was the only Englishman elected to the bishopric of Rome. Born c. 1100, he became a monk at the monastery of St. Rufus near Read More

Catholic Encyclopedia

Born 1100 (?); died 1 September, 1159. Very little is known about the birthplace, parentage, or boyhood of Adrian. Yet, as is usual in such cases, very various, and sometimes very circumstantial, accounts have reached us about him.

Our only reliable information we owe to two writers, Cardinal Boso and Read More


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