Information about Pope Adrian IV

Pope Adrian IV (1100 - 1 September 1159)

Pope Adrian IV (Latin: Adrianus IV; born Nicholas Breakspear), also known as Hadrian IV, was Pope from 4 December 1154 to his death in 1159.

Adrian IV is the only Englishman to have occupied the papal throne. As Pope, he crowned Frederick I Barbarossa and successfully removed Arnold of Brescia, who had challenged Papal rule of Rome and become "to all intents and purposes, master of the city".

It is believed that he was born in Bedmond in the parish of Abbots Langley in Hertfordshire and received his early education at the Abbey School, St Albans.

Pope Adrian IV reigned in...
Reigned asIn CountryFromToCoins Issued
Papa Hadrianus Quartus (Pope Adrian IV) Flag of Holy See Holy See 4 December 1154 1 September 1159
Papa Hadrianus Quartus (Pope Adrian IV) Flag of Papal States Papal States 4 December 1154 1 September 1159
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