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Adrian A·dri·an (ā'drē-ən), Edgar Douglas. First Baron Adrian. 1889-1977.
British physiologist. He shared a 1932 Nobel Prize for major advances in the understanding of the nervous and muscular systems and was one of the first to study electrical activity in the brain and nervous system.
pope from 772 to 795 whose close relationship with the emperor Charlemagne symbolized the medieval ideal of union of church and state in a united Christendom.
the only Dutch pope, elected in 1522. He was the last non-Italian pope until the election of John Paul II in 1978.