Biography of Papa Juan XVI (997-998)

Antipope. It was Greek in origin, and was called Filagato. Crescencio elevated it to the Chair of San Pedro, to oppose it to Gregorio V, relative and protégé of Otto III, King of Germania. Gregorio, expelled from Rome, returned to it with the help of Otto, and after filling with outrages his rival, did kill. He was succeeded by Sylvester II.