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Pope Adrian I
Papacy began 1 February 772
Papacy ended 25 December 795
Predecessor Stephen III
Successor Leo III
Consecration 9 February 772
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Born 700
Rome, Exarchate of Ravenna, Byzantine Empire
Died 25 December 795 (aged 95)
Rome, Papal States

Adrian I (c. 700 – 25 December 795) was Pope from 772 until his death in 795. Soon after he became pope, there was a threat from Desiderius, king of the Lombards. Adrian was forced to ask Charlemagne for help. In 787, there was the Second Council of Nicaea. The council allowed to venerate icons, in certain cases.

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