Hadrian

[ hey-dree-uh n ]
/ ˈheɪ dri ən /

noun

Publius Aelius Hadrianus, a.d. 76–138, Roman emperor 117–138.

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Adrian I

or Hadrian I


noun

died a.d. 795, pope 772–795.

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Adrian II

or Hadrian II


noun

Italian ecclesiastic: pope a.d. 867–872.

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Adrian III

or Hadrian III


noun

Saint, Italian ecclesiastic: pope a.d. 884–885.

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Adrian IV

or Hadrian IV


noun

Nicholas Breakspear, c1100–59, only Englishman to become pope, 1154–59.

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Adrian V

or Hadrian V


noun

died 1276, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1276.

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Adrian VI

or Hadrian VI


noun

1459–1523, Dutch ecclesiastic: pope 1522–23.

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Hadrian I


noun

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Hadrian II


noun

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Hadrian III


noun

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Hadrian IV


noun

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Hadrian V


noun

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Hadrian VI


noun

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Hadrian

Adrian

/ (ˈheɪdrɪən) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for hadrian (2 of 2)

Adrian IV


noun

original name Nicholas Breakspear. ?1100–59, the only English pope (1154–59)
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