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Pope Adrian I

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Pope Adrian I
Papacy began1 February 772
Papacy ended25 December 795
PredecessorStephen III
SuccessorLeo III
Personal details
Birth name???
Rome, Exarchate of Ravenna, Roman Empire
Died(795-12-25)25 December 795
Rome, Papal States
Other popes named Adrian

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.