Jan ter Koot
is a Dutch mystic who, in 1253
, claimed to know who the real pope was during the Grand Central Schism
- but no one cared (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies
A parody of a Dutch name with echoes of coot (a foolish or eccentric fellow). The similarly-named Jan de Doot is the subject of a painting from 1655 by Carel van Savoyen.
- ↑ Wiktionary: coot
- ↑ Wikipedia: Jan de Doot