Nicholas Breakspear


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Breakspear, Nicholas:

see Adrian IVAdrian IV,
d. 1159, pope (1154–59), an Englishman (the only English pope), b. Nicholas Breakspear at Langley, near St. Albans. He was successor of Anastasius IV. At an early age he went to France. There he became an Augustinian canon and later an abbot.
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On This Day: 1154: The only Englishman ever to become Pope, Nicholas Breakspear, became Adrian IV.
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