Adrian VI


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Adrian VI,

1459–1523, pope (1522–23), a Netherlander (b. Utrecht) named Adrian Florensz; successor of Leo X. He taught at Louvain and was tutor of the young prince, later Holy Roman Emperor Charles VCharles V,
1500–1558, Holy Roman emperor (1519–58) and, as Charles I, king of Spain (1516–56); son of Philip I and Joanna of Castile, grandson of Ferdinand II of Aragón, Isabella of Castile, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, and Mary of Burgundy.
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. This was a time when Roman life was extravagant, papal expenditures on worldly objects were lavish, and the Curia needed drastic reform. Adrian, an ascetic and a pious man, did his best to curb the abuses he found, but he died after 20 months. He was succeeded by Clement VII.
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He is the first Polish pope in history, and the first non-Italian pope since Pope Adrian VI.
He was Pope for nearly 27 years, the second-longest pontificate after Pope Pius IX, the only Polish pope in history and the first non-Italian pope since the Dutch Adrian VI in the 16th century.
1978: Elected the 264th pope, the first Polish pope and the first non-Italian pope since Adrian VI (1522-23).
While John Paul was the first non-Italian Pope since the Dutch-German Pope Adrian VI died in 1523, there were other non-Italian Popes before then.
He opened the door for future non-Italian Popes as he was the first since Adrian VI in 1522.
25 Years Ago Cardinal Karol Wojtyla of Poland last night became the first non-Italian to be elected Pope since Adrian VI of Holland in 1522.
Pope Adrian VI died after a fly got stuck in his throat as he was drinking from a water fountain.
Pope Adrian VI acknowledged in 1523 that the Church leadership and members had contributed to the religious convulsions of his time.
He had served longer as cardinal than any Pope since Benedict XIII and is the ninth German Pope - the eighth having been the Dutch-German Pope Adrian VI.
After the year 1000 only two popes, Adrian VI (1522-1523) and Marcellus II (1555), kept their baptismal names.
Further, he is the first non-Italian pope since 1522, when Adrian VI (or, better, Hadrian VI), a Dutchman, was elected and lived only a little over a year.
At times Berni adopts a highly polemical attitude towards political and religious matters; the "Capitolo di papa Adriano," for example, criticizes the election of Adrian VI.