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Adrian VI - (1522-1523)

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The last pontefice barbaro ( Guicciardini, XIV, v), and the only pope of modern times, except Marcellus II, who retained his baptismal name ; succeeded Pope Leo X, from 9 January, 1522, to 14 September, 1523. He was born of humble parentage in Utrecht, 2 March, 1459. He lost his pious father, Florentius Dedel, at an early age, and was kept at school by the fortitude of his widowed mother, ... Read More


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