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
9%
9%
18%
63%
11
flagBelarus
33%
16%
0%
50%
12
flagIndia
14%
28%
14%
42%
14
flagthe United Kingdom
41%
14%
14%
29%
104
flagGermany
28%
28%
14%
28%
28
flagPoland
40%
15%
16%
27%
2283
flagthe United States
46%
10%
20%
23%
30
flagUnknown
52%
21%
10%
15%
19
flagRepublic of Ireland
45%
27%
18%
9%
11

Gender

men30%
women20%
no, there was no such pope
38%
42%
yes, it was Thomas Beckett
14%
18%
yes, it was John VI
16%
18%
yes, it was Adrian IV
30%
20%

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Author: Krzysztof Moskal
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