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Adrian IV - English-Born Pope

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Pope Adrian IV (c. 1100-1159), who wore the papal crown between 1154-59, was the only English-born pope.  His birth name was Nicholas Breakspear, and he began life in the town of St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. 


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Cameo of Adrian IV, from Notre-Dame, Paris. 

Photo of cameo online, courtesy PHGCOM.

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