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Nikephoros Patriarches
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ca 758-828. Byzantium. Offspring of a family of imperial civil servants and later patriarch of Constantinople. Nikephoros began a career as an imperial civil servant like his father, but was consecrated patriarch in 806. In 814, confronted with Leo V's iconoclasm, he remained a steadfast iconodule and hence he had to resign in the spring of 815. He wrote a chronicle in Greek, and also a second short historical work which consists merely of a set of chronological tables. He also wrote theological invectives against the iconoclasts.

Nikephoros' work with the title Ἱστορία σύντομος ἀ…

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Albrecht, Stefan, “Nikephoros Patriarches”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_01932>
First published online: 2016

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