John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005Alternative names
Pope John Paul II (b. Karol Jozef Wojtyla, May 18, 1920, Wadowice, Poland-d. Apr. 2, 2005). He was elected pope in 1978, the first non-Italian chosen as Pope in 456 years. He survived an assassination attempt in May 1981.
From the description of John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10678008