Pope John XV

Pope John XVAlso known as

  • John XVI (due to errors in some records, some writers thought that John XV reigned four months and was succeeded by another John)


Son of a presbyter named Leo. Pope. Caught in the middle of intrigues between corrupt civil rules, John spent most of his pontificate under their influence. Helped bring about the Peace of Rouen, 1 March 991, which ended hostilities between England and Normandy. Supported several parishes, monasteries and convents, and was the special patron of the monks of Cluny. His recognition of the Saint Ulrich of Augsburg, the first formal papal canonization.


Papal Ascension

  • late summer 985


  • April 996 of natural causes

MLA Citation

  • “Pope John XV“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 February 2019. Web. 7 May 2021. <>