Archbishop Pietro Philarghi

Also known as

  • Alexander V


Franciscan and successively Bishop of Piacenza, of Vicenza, of Navoya and Archbishop of Milan, Italy. Created cardinal in 1405. He was instrumental in attempting to heal the Great Schism. He was the leading spirit at the Council of Pisa in 1409, and in June was elected to the papacy (14091410). He never reached Rome. Theologians are still undecided as to whether he may be considered a legitimate pope.