Pope Adrian I, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pope Adrian I

Pope from 772 to 795

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-0700

Place of Birth: Rome, Lazio, Italy

Date of Death: 25-Dec-0795

Profession: Catholic priest

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Pope Adrian I

  • Pope Adrian I (Latin: Hadrianus I; died 25 December 795) was Bishop of Rome and ruler of the Papal States from 1 February 772 to his death in 795.
  • He was the son of Theodore, a Roman nobleman. Adrian and his predecessors had to contend with periodic attempts by the Lombards to expand their holdings in Italy at the expense of the papacy.
  • Not receiving any support from Constantinople, the popes looked for help to the Franks.
  • Adrian's tenure saw the culmination of on-going territorial disputes between Charlemagne and his brother Carloman.
  • The Lombard king Desiderius supported the claims of Carloman's sons to their late father's land, and requested Pope Adrian crown Carloman's sons "Kings of the Frank".
  • When the Pope failed to do so, Desiderius invaded Papal territory and seized the Duchy of the Pentapolis.
  • Charlemagne besieged Pavia and took the Lombard crown for himself.
  • He then restored the Pentapolis to the Papacy as well as some of the captured Lombard territory.

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