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1910 New Catholic Dictionary
Anti-pope 997-998. Born Lassano, Italy; died c1013While Bishop of Piacenza he gained a reputation for craftiness and was sent by his godson, Emperor Otto III, to Constantinople to secure a Greek bride for him. He usurped the papacy with the aid of Crescentius in opposition to Gregory V, but fled before the approach of Otto, and was captured, tortured and degraded.
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Entry for 'Philagathus, John'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/p/philagathus-john.html. 1910.
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