• Born year: 0470
  • Born in: Rome
  • Death date: 0535-05-08
  • Death in: Rome
Pope John II

Pope John II (Latin: Ioannes II; 470 – 8 May 535) was Pope from 2 January 533 to his death in 535.Born Mercurius in Rome in 470, the son of a certain Projectus, he became a priest of the Basilica di San Clemente on the Caelian Hill. He was made pope on 2 January 533. The basilica of St. Clement still retains several memorials of "Johannes surnamed Mercurius".