Pope Adrian I

700 - 795

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Pope Adrian I (Latin: Hadrianus I; 700 – 25 December 795) was the bishop of Rome and ruler of the Papal States from 1 February 772 to his death. He was the son of Theodore, a Roman nobleman. Adrian and his predecessors had to contend with periodic attempts by the Lombards to expand their holdings in Italy at the expense of the papacy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Adrian I has received more than 323,884 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Pope Adrian I is the 225th most popular religious figure (up from 235th in 2019), the 255th most popular biography from Italy (up from 272nd in 2019) and the 100th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Adrian I is most famous for his role in the First Council of Nicaea.

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Among religious figures, Pope Adrian I ranks 225 out of 3,187Before him are Pope Leo I, Pope Clement IV, Pope John XV, Pope Urban IV, Pope John XIX, and Padre Pio. After him are Pope Clement XI, Pope Gregory X, Pope Innocent VI, Amos, Pope Lucius II, and John of the Cross.

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Among people born in 700, Pope Adrian I ranks 1After him are Pope Gregory III, Pope Paul I, Pope-elect Stephen, Anastasios II, Philippikos Bardanes, Theodosius III, Dihya, Tiberius III, Wahshi ibn Harb, Abdullah ibn Saba', and Piruz Nahavandi. Among people deceased in 795, Pope Adrian I ranks 2Before him is Malik ibn Anas. After him are Anan ben David, and Kamalaśīla.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Adrian I ranks 255 out of 5,161Before him are Pope John XV (1000), Diodorus Siculus (-90), Cimabue (1240), Pope John XIX (975), Luigi Pirandello (1867), and Padre Pio (1887). After him are Pope Clement XI (1649), Pope Gregory X (1210), Marie de' Medici (1575), Lucius Verus (130), Bernardo Bertolucci (1941), and Pope Lucius II (1100).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Adrian I ranks 100Before him are Pope Pelagius II (520), Pope Alexander VIII (1610), Pope Leo I (390), Pope John XV (1000), Pope John XIX (975), and Padre Pio (1887). After him are Pope Clement XI (1649), Pope Gregory X (1210), Pope Lucius II (1100), Pope Adeodatus I (570), Pope Celestine V (1215), and Pope John XVIII (970).