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Adrian IV

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

(or Hadrian) IV


n.
(Nicholas Breakspear), c1100–59, pope 1154–59: the only English pope.
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Mineo also explains Dante's explicit mention of Pier Damiani and Gratian, who indirectly represent the popes they lived under, respectively Gregory VII, Hadrian IV, and Alexander III, who, instead, are not mentioned because they willingly took on and confused the attributes of the "due soli" (199).
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