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692 – Adrian I was born in Rome, Italy. 772-795 – Became pope at the age of 80, the eldest pope to be elected. He uplifted the diocese of Lichfield in England to become an archdiocese. 787 – Elevated the diocese of Lichfield, in England, to an archdiocese on request from the English bishops and ..

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792 – Adrian II was born in Rome, Italy. 867-872 – Became a pope at the age of 72. As pope, he made an example to fellow clergymen. Maintained peace and order among the greedy, incompetent descendants of Charlemagne. He married during his youth days and they were assasinated  by Eleutherius. He died after a ..

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1100 – Adrian IV was born in Hertfordshire, England. 1137 – Elected as abbot. His actions as abbot made way for complaints against him in Rome. It reached the attention of Pope Eugene and appointed him cardinal bishop. 1152-1154 – Went to Scandinavia as a papal legate in-charge of organizing the affairs of the archbishop ..

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1205 – Adrian V was born Ottobuono de’ Fieschi on Genoa, Italy. 1243 – Became a papal chaplain as his first clerical position. 1250 – Became Archdeacon of Parma and Reims. 1251 – Appointed Cardinal Deacon of San Adriano by his uncle Pope Innocent IV. 1265 – Went ot Englnd to become a mediator between ..

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1459 – Born on the 2nd of March in the city of Utrecht, Netherlands. 1491 – He pursued philosophy, theology and Canon Law, with a scholarship granted by Margaret,            Duchess of Burgundy, becoming a Doctor of Theology.               – He became dean of St. Peter’s and vice-chancellor of the university. 1507 – He was ..

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