Pope Joan (legend).

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      According to medieval legend, Pope Joan was a woman who disguised herself as a monk and rose to become the Catholic Church's only female pope. Her secret was exposed when she gave birth during a papal procession, putting an end to her rule. Pope Joan. By Schedel, Hartmann, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons