Adrian VI

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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The documents are a letter to Adrian VI, the new pope; two letters to Henry VIII on the capture of King Francis of France and on war and peace; De Europae dissidiis et bello Turcico (On Conflicts in Europe and the Turkish War); a letter to Cardinal Wolsey dedicating and presenting translations of two orations by Isocrates; the two orations themselves; and a letter to John Longland, confessor to Henry VIII.
Summary: The last non-Italian elected to the Papacy, Dutchman Adrian VI, was pelted with stones when he appeared in public to greet his flock for the first time
Additionally, Fr Kealy trained the choir of St Thomas Aquinas Seminary for a choral role in the play Adrian VI performed at the Kenya National Theatre.
Prynodd Syr Thomas lawer o wydr lliw ar ddecrhrau'r 19eg ganrif ac mae'r casgliad yn cynnwys gwydr o goleg a sefydlwyd gan y Pab Adrian VI yn Leuven, sydd bellach yn rhanbarth Ffleminaidd Gwlad Belg.
* John Paul II was the first Polish pope, and also the first non-Italian pontiff since Adrian VI in the 1500s.
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.
Since then only one, Adrian VI in the 16th century, has kept his baptism name.
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.
Sheryi Reiss focuses her study on the artistic patronage of Adrian VI, Clement's much maligned predecessor.