On September 14th 1523, Pope Adrian VI (r. 1522-23) died. Adriaan Florensz Boeyens, the only Dutchman to become pope, was the last non-Italian to be elected pontiff for 455 years.
Pope Adrian VI is buried in the church of Santa Maria dell' Anima.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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