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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
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