John XIV, Pope of Rome
Peter Canepanova was bishop of Pavia and archchancellor of Italy before
his election to the papacy in 983. Unwilling to be Pope Peter II, he took
the name John. Emperor Otto II supported his election, but family of the
Crescentii did not. After the death of Otto, John was deposed and
imprisoned. Starved or poisoned, he died in 984
Karen Rae Keck
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