Was an Englishman a pope?

no, there was no such pope
yes, it was Thomas Beckett
yes, it was John VI
yes, it was Adrian IV
Nicholas Break­s­peare, better known as Adrian IV (b. Approx. 1100 in the Abbots Langley) was the pope in the period from December 4, 1154 to Sep­tem­ber 1, 1159, the only En­glish­man on the Chair of Peter. He was the son of a monk Robert of St. Albans. Nicholas began his school­ing at St Albans, but soon moved to France, where he joined the Con­gre­ga­tion of Canons Regular of St. Rufus.

Answers distribution

no, there was no such pope
yes, it was Thomas Beckett
yes, it was John VI
yes, it was Adrian IV
answers
flagItaly
7%
7%
14%
71%
14
flagBelarus
33%
16%
0%
50%
12
flagthe United Arab Emirates
30%
10%
10%
50%
10
flagIndia
13%
26%
13%
46%
15
flagGermany
29%
24%
10%
35%
37
flagthe United Kingdom
43%
13%
14%
28%
118
flagPoland
41%
15%
17%
26%
2697
flagthe United States
52%
8%
17%
20%
34
flagUnknown
48%
11%
23%
15%
117
flagRepublic of Ireland
41%
25%
25%
8%
12

Gender

men28%
women20%
no, there was no such pope
38%
43%
yes, it was Thomas Beckett
15%
17%
yes, it was John VI
18%
18%
yes, it was Adrian IV
28%
21%

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Author: Krzysztof Moskal
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