Pope Adrian III
|Pope Saint Adrian III|
|Papacy began||17 May 884|
|Papacy ended||July 885|
Rome, Papal States
Modena, Carolingian Empire
|Papal styles of
Pope Adrian III
|Reference style||His Holiness|
|Spoken style||Your Holiness|
|Religious style||Holy Father|
|Saint Hadrian of Rome|
|Pope of Rome|
|Honored in||Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
Saint Adrian III (Latin: Adrianus PP. III, Italian: Adriano III), was Pope from 17 May 884 to July 885. He was born at Rome. He died in July 885 at San Cesario sul Panaro (Modena) not long after embarking on a trip to Worms, in modern Germany. The purpose the journey was to attend an Imperial Diet after being summoned by the Frankish King Charles III, the Fat, to settle the succession to the Holy Roman Empire and discuss the rising power of the Saracens.
His cult was confirmed in 1891, and his feast day is 8 July.
His death and subsequent burial in the church of San Silvestro Nonantola Abbey near Modena is commemorated in the sculpted reliefs (c. 1122) that frame the doorway of this church. His relics are found near the high altar here.
See also 
- "Pope St. Adrian III". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
- Richard P. McBrien, Lives of the Popes: The Pontiffs from St. Peter to John Paul II, (HarperCollins, 2000), 143.
- Hadrian III, Francois Bougard, The Papacy: An Encyclopedia, Vol.2, ed. Philippe Levillain, (Routledge, 2002), 682
- Hadrian III, Francois Bougard, The Papacy: An Encyclopedia, Vol.2, 682.
|Catholic Church titles|
- 9th edition (1880s) of the Encyclopædia Britannica
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