Antipope Alexander V

1339 - 1410

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Peter of Candia or Peter Phillarges (c. 1339 – May 3, 1410) as Alexander V (Latin: Alexander PP. V) (Italian: Alessandro V) was a pope elected by the Council of Pisa during the Western Schism (1378–1417). He reigned briefly from June 26, 1409 to his death in 1410, in opposition to the Roman pope Gregory XII and the Avignon pope Benedict XIII. In the 20th century, the Catholic Church reinterpreted the Western Schism by recognizing the Roman popes as legitimate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antipope Alexander V has received more than 129,836 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Antipope Alexander V is the 559th most popular religious figure (down from 491st in 2019), the 153rd most popular biography from Greece (down from 123rd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Greek Religious Figure.

Alexander V was the first antipope of the Western Schism. He was born in Venice and was created cardinal by Pope John XXII. He was elected pope in 1409 after the death of Pope Gregory XII, but was never recognized as pope by the Eastern Orthodox Church.

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Among religious figures, Antipope Alexander V ranks 559 out of 2,272. Before him are Pope Felix IV, Gamaliel, Ibn Hazm, Joseph of Cupertino, Pope Benedict V, and Simeon. After him are Angelus Silesius, Pope Stephen V, Pope Theodore II, Clotilde, Muhammad al-Jawad, and Jacobus da Varagine.

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Among people born in 1339, Antipope Alexander V ranks 3Before him are Pope Innocent VII and Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria. After him are Louis I, Duke of Anjou, Blanche of Bourbon, Eric XII of Sweden, Anna von Schweidnitz, Barquq, John IV, Duke of Brittany, Juana Manuel, Frederick, Duke of Bavaria, and Ramesuan. Among people deceased in 1410, Antipope Alexander V ranks 2Before him is Martin of Aragon. After him are Rupert, King of Germany, Ulrich von Jungingen, Louis II, Duke of Bourbon, Theophanes the Greek, Hasdai Crescas, Melchior Broederlam, Yawar Waqaq, Spinello Aretino, Joanna Sophia of Bavaria, and John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset.

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Among people born in Greece, Antipope Alexander V ranks 153 out of 855. Before him are Speusippus (-407), Georgios Papadopoulos (1919), Gorgo, Queen of Sparta (-506), Craterus (-370), Brasidas (-500), and Demetrius Vikelas (1835). After him are Pausanias (null), Nicias (-500), Cleomenes III (-260), Aeschines (-389), Callisthenes (-360), and Prodicus (-460).


Among religious figures born in Greece, Antipope Alexander V ranks 10Before him are Philomena (291), Pope Hyginus (100), Dionysius the Areopagite (100), Pope Eleutherius (171), Saint Titus (13), and Saint Giles (640). After him are Athenagoras I of Constantinople (1886), Athenagoras of Athens (133), Theodore Stratelates (281), Cyril Lucaris (1572), Saturnin (300), and Aristides of Athens (150).