Geboortehuis van Paus Adriaan / Birthplace of Pope Adrian
In 1459 Adriaan Florisz Boeyens was born in a house on Brandstraat. In 1675, that house was incorporated into this one. Adrian, the son of a carpenter, studied theology and became a professor at Louvain in 1490. From 1507 to 1515 he was one of the tutors of Charles V. In 1522 - he was then cardinal, as well as the Lord Lieutenant of Charles V of Spain - he was elected pope, choosing the name Adrian VI, but dying soon afterwards in 1523. In 1868 the house was converted into a school for girls. The facade is from 1911.
Erected by The ANWB.
Topics. This historical Churches & Religion • Education.
Location. 52° 5.206′ N, 5° 7.308′ E. Marker is in Utrecht. Marker is at the intersection of Oudegracht and Brandstraat, on the left when traveling north on Oudegracht. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Oudegracht 265, Utrecht 3511, Netherlands. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Doopsgezinde Kerk / Mennonite Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Voormalig Klooster en Later Weeshuis / Former Monastery and Later Orphanage (within shouting distance of this marker); De Zakkendrager / The Porters (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mieropskameren / Mierop's Homes (about 120 meters away); St. Jacobsgasthuis / St. James' Guest House (about 150 meters away); Het Duitse Huis / The German House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Claustraal Huis van Oudemunster / Canon House of the Former Oudmunster Church (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Universiteit Utrecht / Utrecht University (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utrecht.
Also see . . . Pope Adrian VI (Wikipedia). Pope Adrian VI (Latin: Hadrianus VI), born Adriaan Florensz (Boeyens) (2 March 1459 ‒ 14 September (Submitted on December 10, 2016.)
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