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
12%
6%
12%
68%
16
flagSwitzerland
36%
0%
0%
63%
11
flagAustria
41%
0%
0%
58%
12
flagthe United Arab Emirates
23%
7%
15%
53%
13
flagBelarus
33%
16%
0%
50%
12
flagIndia
18%
25%
12%
43%
16
flagthe United Kingdom
44%
13%
12%
28%
136
flagGermany
34%
23%
13%
28%
46
flagthe Netherlands
54%
9%
9%
27%
11
flagPoland
41%
15%
17%
25%
3699
flagthe United States
51%
12%
19%
17%
41
flagUnknown
50%
14%
20%
15%
312
flagRepublic of Ireland
46%
23%
23%
7%
13

Gender

men25%
women21%
no, there was no such pope
40%
43%
yes, it was Thomas Beckett
14%
16%
yes, it was John VI
19%
17%
yes, it was Adrian IV
25%
22%

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Author: Krzysztof Moskal
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