Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

Get access

Hadrian I
(635 words)

Pope Hadrian’s Epistles to Bishop Egila

Date of Birth: Unknown (8th c.)

Place of Birth: Rome

Date of Death: 25 December 795

Place of Death: Rome

Biography

Born into the Roman nobility, Hadrian was pope from 772 to 795 and succeeded in strengthening pontifical authority thanks to his strategy of forming an alliance with Charlemagne. At the beginning of his papacy, the Byzantine Empire was weakened by the i…

Cite this page
Aillet, Cyrille, “Hadrian I”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23541>
First published online: 2010



▲   Back to top   ▲