adrian vi defined in 1939 yearadrian vi - Adrian VI;
adrian vi - Pope 1522-23. Born at Utrecht and known as Adrian of Utrecht or Adrian Dedel, he won repute as a professor at Lou-vain, and in 1507 was appointed tutor to Charles, afterwards Charles V. For about six years he supervised the working of the Inquisition in Spain, and Leo X made him cardinal in 1517. Chosen pope Jan. 9,1522, he died Sept. 14,1523. A man of estimable character, he admitted the necessity of church reform though he declared against Luther. He sought to unite all Christian princes in a league against the advancing Turks, but was forced to join an alliance against France. He was unpopular in Italy because he opposed the Renaissance.
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