A·dri·an IV (āʹdrē-ən), Originally Nicholas Breakspear. 1100?-1159.
English-born pope (1154-1159) whose papacy was marked by disputes with Emperor Frederick I. He is reputed to have bestowed sovereignty over Ireland on Henry II of England (c. 1155).
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Pietro di Miso — (died September 17, 1174) was Italian cardinal. He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope Adrian IV in the consistory of February 1158 [ [http://www.fiu.edu/ mirandas/consistories xii.htm#AdrianIV Salvador Miranda: Consistories of the… … Wikipedia