- Publius Aelius Hadrianus, a.d. 76–138, Roman emperor 117–138.
or Hadrian I
- died a.d. 795, pope 772–795.
or Hadrian II
- Italian ecclesiastic: pope a.d. 867–872.
or Hadrian III
- Saint, Italian ecclesiastic: pope a.d. 884–885.
or Hadrian IV
- Nicholas Breakspear, c1100–59, only Englishman to become pope, 1154–59.
or Hadrian V
- died 1276, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1276.
or Hadrian VI
- 1459–1523, Dutch ecclesiastic: pope 1522–23.
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After the time of Hadrian science cannot be said to have existed.
Hadrian took from masters the power of life and death over slaves.
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"Only show me what you can do," cried Hadrian after him as Pollux hurried off.
Hadrian let Pollux feel his power, but he has always been friendly to me.
- Latin name Publius Aelius Hadrianus. 76–138 ad, Roman emperor (117–138); adopted son and successor of Trajan. He travelled throughout the Roman Empire, strengthening its frontiers and encouraging learning and architecture, and in Rome he reorganized the army and codified Roman law
- original name Nicholas Breakspear. ?1100–59, the only English pope (1154–59)
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