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Isidore of Kiev
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(c. 1385, Peloponnese – Apr 27, 1463, Rome). As an abbot in Constantinople and a proponent of union, he was appointed “metropolitan of Kiev and all Russia” in 1436. He led the Russian delegation to the Council of Ferrara-Florence (1438/1439; Basel, Council of") and signed the union bull. As cardinal legate commissioned with the execution of the union in Russia in 1439, he was imprisoned in Moscow in 1441. After his escape, he was active for the union and finally succeeded in achieving its renewal in Constantinople on Dec …

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Ohme, Heinz, “Isidore of Kiev”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 July 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10583>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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