About Pope Adrian VI
Born Adrian Florenszoon Boeyens and later becoming Pope Adrian VI, he was the general ruler of the Papal States and Pope of the Catholic Church from January 9, 1522, to September 14, 1523.
Early life & Education
Adrian is a native of the Episcopal principality of Utrecht. He enrolled in the University of Leuven and became a theology professor in the school. In addition, he also held the position of vice chancellor for a while.
In 1507 he was a tutor, an emissary, and a regent of Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor. Charles V then made Adrian the bishop of Tortosa in 1516. He was later appointed as the Grand Inquisitor of Aragon and Castile.
In 1517, Pope Leo X made Adrian a Catholic Cardinal. However, after Pope Leo’s death, Adrian was elected as the new Pope in 1522.
Adrian faced significant opposition from Lutheranism and Ottoman Turks during his reign as Pope. However, he strongly resisted their efforts and is recorded to have attempted a system reform of the Catholic Church’s administration because of the Protestants during his reign.
As of 2021, he was the only Dutch Pope and is among the two Popes who still had their baptismal names after being elected Pope.
F.A.Q. about Pope Adrian VI
When is Pope Adrian VI's birthday?
Pope Adrian VI's birthday is on March 2, 1459.
In how many days is Pope Adrian VI's birthday?
Pope Adrian VI's birthday is in 287 days
How old was Pope Adrian VI when he/she died?
Pope Adrian VI was 64 years old.
When did Pope Adrian VI die?
Pope Adrian VI died in September 14, 1523.
Where was Pope Adrian VI from?
Pope Adrian VI was born in Utrecht, Bishopric of Utrecht, Holy Roman Empire.
Pope Adrian VI's Popularity
People born on March 2 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. Pope Adrian VI is the 1249th most popular Pisces.
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