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Nikephorus
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(Νικηφόρος; Nikēphóros).

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[1] Patriarch of Constantinople, died 828

Patriarch. N. was born around AD 750 or 758 in Constantinople; he embarked on a magistrate's career at the imperial court which he represented in 787 at the Council of Nicaea. Around 797 he became a monk and ran a poorhouse in Constantinople. In 806 he was appointed patriarch of Constantinople and failed to end the so-called …

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Berger, Albrecht (Berlin) and Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich), “Nikephorus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 14 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e822180>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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