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.
Caught in the middle of intriques between corrupt civil rules, John spent most of his pontificate under their influence.
Helped bring about the Peace of Rouen, 1 March991, 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 SaintUlrich of Augsburg, the first formal papal canonization.