Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Pedro Rebuli Julião

  • Pope John XXI, the only physician to become pope

    Pope John XXI was born in Lisbon between 1210 and 1220. His original name was Pedro Rebuli Julião and he was also referred to as Petrus Hispanus (Peter of Spain). He was the only Portuguese ever to be pope. Strictly speaking he should have been John XX, but because of an error number XX was…