#3506 Overall Influence

Pope John Paul II

264th pope of the Catholic Church


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Pope John Paul II was the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005. He was elected pope by the second papal conclave of 1978, which was called after John Paul I, who had been elected in August to succeed Pope Paul VI, died after 33 days. Cardinal Wojtyła was elected on the third day of the conclave and adopted the name of his predecessor in tribute to him. John Paul II is recognised as helping to end Communist rule in his native Poland and the rest of Europe.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

Jagiellonian University

Polish higher education institution

John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

Catholic university in Lublin, Poland

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#316 World Rank
Political Science
#1966 World Rank
#7247 World Rank