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Adrian IV [real name Nicholas Breakspear] (d. 1159), pope, was the first and, so far, only Englishman to be elected pope. As such, a web of myth surrounds his origins, and no doubt much is later tradition woven at the great abbey of ...

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Ottobuono [Ottobuono or Ottobono Fieschi; afterwards Adrian] (c. 1205–1276), papal official and pope, was born into the Genoese family of the counts of Lavagna. Trained as a theologian and canonist, he acquired distinguished Savoyard connections through his sister, the second wife of Count Thomas (II)...