Pope for approximately one year. Almost nothing is known of his life before his ascension. Adrian opposed the Roman aristocratic faction led by the corrupt bishop Formosus, and arrested the more violent members of the group. He died en route to Worms, Germany where he was going to help settle the question of succession to Emperor Charles the Fat.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Encyclopedia
- Dictionary of Saints, by John Delaney
- New Catholic Dictionary
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- Santini Imagini
- “Pope Saint Adrian III”. Saints.SQPN.com. 28 April 2010. Web. 11 December 2013. <http://saints.sqpn.com/pope-saint-adrian-iii/>