|Papacy began||17 May 884|
|Papacy ended||8 July 885|
|Birth name||Adrian or Agapitus|
|Born||Rome, Papal States|
|Died||8 July 885|
Modena, Carolingian Empire
|Feast day||8 July|
|Venerated in||Catholic Church|
|Canonized||2 June 1891|
Rome, Kingdom of Italy
by Pope Leo XIII
|Other popes named Adrian|
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