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Hadrian I
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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


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…

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Aillet, Cyrille, “Hadrian I”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 03 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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