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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 was the second longest-serving Pope in history and, as a Pole, the first non-Italian since Pope Adrian VI, who died in 1523.
He is the first Polish pope in history, and the first non-Italian pope since Pope Adrian VI.
The first came in a meeting with journalists March 16, when Francis said some of the cardinals had suggested he call himself Adrian VII after Pope Adrian VI in the 16th century, who tried to tackle the corruption and scandal that bred the Protestant Reformation.
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.
Pope Adrian VI acknowledged in 1523 that the Church leadership and members had contributed to the religious convulsions of his time.
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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.