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
flagAustria
30%
0%
0%
70%
10
flagBelarus
33%
16%
0%
50%
12
flagthe United Arab Emirates
30%
10%
10%
50%
10
flagIndia
13%
26%
13%
46%
15
flagGermany
34%
23%
11%
30%
43
flagthe Netherlands
50%
10%
10%
30%
10
flagthe United Kingdom
45%
13%
13%
27%
124
flagPoland
42%
15%
17%
24%
3316
flagthe United States
54%
8%
18%
18%
37
flagUnknown
50%
14%
19%
15%
288
flagRepublic of Ireland
46%
23%
23%
7%
13

Gender

men25%
women21%
no, there was no such pope
41%
43%
yes, it was Thomas Beckett
14%
16%
yes, it was John VI
18%
17%
yes, it was Adrian IV
25%
21%

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Author: Krzysztof Moskal
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