Cardinal Pietro Filargis

Cardinal Pietro Filargis as Antipope Alexander VAlso known as

  • Antipope Alexander V
  • Pietro Philarght
  • Pietro of Candia


He was a Franciscan. Bishop of Piacenza, Italy on 5 October 1386. Bishop of Vicenza, Italy on 23 January 1388. Bishop of Novara, Italy on 18 September 1389. Archbishop of Milan, Italy on 17 May 1402. Created cardinalpriest of Santi XII Apostoli on 12 June 1405. He was instrumental in attempting to heal the Great Schism. He was the leading spirit at the Council of Pisa, and on 26 June 1409 was elected to the papacy by the Council. He never reached Rome. Theologians were long undecided as to whether he may be considered a legitimate pope, but in the 20th century his official status became Antipope.



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MLA Citation

  • “Antipope Alexander V”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 November 2019. Web. 3 March 2021. <>