Adrian IV


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Adrian IV

n
(Biography) original name Nicholas Breakspear. ?1100–59, the only English pope (1154–59)

Adrian

(or Hadrian) IV


n.
(Nicholas Breakspear), c1100–59, pope 1154–59: the only English pope.
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ON THIS DAY DAY 1154: Nicholas Breakspear became the only English Pope - as Adrian IV.
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In 1159, Pope Adrian IV, the only English pope, died.
Onthisday 1154: Nicholas Breakspear became the only English Pope - as Adrian IV.
1154 The only Englishman ever to become Pope, Nicholas Breakspear, became Adrian IV.
At his election as Pope Adrian IV in 1154, disorder broke out in Rome as followers of a rival pope fought for their choice.
According to one report, Adrian IV died after choking on a fly in his wine, but quinsy (an inflammation of the tonsils) is the more commonly accepted explanation.
This was Adrian IV, who died in 1159 after five years as earthly head of the Roman Catholic church.
The parchment, known as the Laudabiliter, was issued to King Henry II by Pope Adrian IV in 1171.
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the continuing Anglo-Irish struggle, begun when Pope Adrian IV granted overlordship of Ireland to King Henry II of England