Antipope Alexander V

1339 - 1410

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Peter of Candia, also known as Peter Phillarges (c. 1339 – May 3, 1410), named as Alexander V (Latin: Alexander PP. V; Italian: Alessandro V), was an antipope 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 antipope 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 166,353 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Antipope Alexander V is the 569th most popular religious figure (down from 558th in 2019), the 157th most popular biography from Greece (down from 153rd in 2019) and the 10th most popular 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 569 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Boniface II, Marcel Lefebvre, Al-Suyuti, Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari, Louis de Montfort, and Junayd of Baghdad. After him are Pope Felix IV, Francis of Paola, Muhammad al-Jawad, Ruqayyah bint Muhammad, Maria al-Qibtiyya, and Saint Casimir.

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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, Eric XII of Sweden, Anna von Schweidnitz, Barquq, Blanche of Bourbon, John IV, Duke of Brittany, Muhammad V of Granada, Juana Manuel, and Frederick, Duke of Bavaria. 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, Theophanes the Greek, Louis II, Duke of Bourbon, Yawar Waqaq, Hasdai Crescas, Melchior Broederlam, Joanna Sophia of Bavaria, Spinello Aretino, and John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset.

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Among people born in Greece, Antipope Alexander V ranks 157 out of 936Before him are Craterus (-370), Longus (110), Pleistarchus (-500), Lysander (-401), Prodicus (-460), and Georgios Papadopoulos (1919). After him are Antonia Minor (-36), Andronicus of Rhodes (-100), Demetrius Vikelas (1835), Pherecydes of Syros (-580), Cleomenes I (-600), and Pittacus of Mytilene (-650).


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