Archbishop Pietro Philarghi

Archbishop Pietro PhilarghiAlso 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.



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MLA Citation

  • “Archbishop Pietro Philarghi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 February 2016. Web. 17 January 2022. <>