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Pope Adrian I

700 - 795

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Pope Adrian I (Latin: Hadrianus I; died 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 281,356 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Pope Adrian I is the 232nd most popular religious figure (down from 219th in 2019), the 273rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 265th in 2019) and the 104th 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 232 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Adeodatus I, Pope Joan, Pope Benedict XIII, Pope John VIII, Saint Patrick, and Pope Eugene III. After him are Pope Alexander I, Vincent de Paul, Pope Fabian, Ignatius of Antioch, Maximilian Kolbe, and Pope Damasus I.

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Among people born in 700, Pope Adrian I ranks 1After him are Pope Paul I, Pope Gregory III, Pope-elect Stephen, Anastasios II, Philippikos Bardanes, Dihya, Piruz Nahavandi, Theodosius III, Wahshi ibn Harb, Ibrahim ibn al-Walid, and Tiberius III. 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 273 out of 4,668Before him are Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Pope Benedict XIII (1649), Pope John VIII (820), Cimabue (1240), Tommaso Campanella (1568), and Pope Eugene III (1080). After him are Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810), Pope Alexander I (100), Pope Fabian (200), Catiline (-109), Marsilio Ficino (1433), and Paolo Uccello (1475).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Adrian I ranks 104Before him are Pope Pelagius I (505), Pope John XV (1000), Pope Adeodatus I (570), Pope Benedict XIII (1649), Pope John VIII (820), and Pope Eugene III (1080). After him are Pope Alexander I (100), Pope Fabian (200), Pope Adrian II (792), Pope Nicholas I (800), Pope Alexander III (1100), and Pope Gelasius I (410).