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Friday 02 Mar 2007: Pope Adrian VI
The only Dutch pope to date was Pope Adrian VI (Adriaan VI in Dutch), who was born as Adriaan Florenszoon Boeyens in Utrecht. He was elected in 1522 and died in 1523. One of his earlier jobs as a clergyman was being a teacher of the later Emperor Charles V. The next non-Italian cardinal to be elected pope was the Polish cardinal Karol Wojtyla in 1978.

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