Personal:Birth date: May 18, 1920Death date: April 2, 2005Birth place: Wadowice, PolandBirth name: Karol Jozef Wojtyla Read MoreFather: Karol Wojtyla, officer in the Polish ArmyMother: Emilia WojtylaEducation: Doctorate in Philosophy and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology, Jagiellonian UniversityOther Facts:Pope John Paul II died in April 2005 at the age of 84. His official cause of death was septic shock and cardio-circulatory collapse. He had suffered from Parkinson’s disease, arthritis and other ailments for several years before his death. Upon his election in 1978, John Paul II was the first non-Italian Pope in 455 years. His official title was: Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Western Church, Patriarch of the West, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Province of Rome, Sovereign of the State of Vatican City. Achievements:First pope to visit the White House.