George (Gregory II) of Cyprus
Author(s) : Katsiampoura Yanna (31/5/2003)Translation : Panou Eirini
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Patriarch of Constantinople and important scholar of the 13th century. He was born in Lapithus of Cyreneia around 1241 and moved to Constantinople after 1261 where he studied under George Acropolites. A few years later, he started teaching and took the patriarchal throne of Constantinople in 1283. As a scholar he belongs to the Palaiologan Renaissance and many works of him survive, such as letters, lives of saints and an autobiography. His work influenced many contemporary and subsequent scholars, such as Theodore Mouzalon, Nikephoros Choumnos, Nikephoros Gregoras and Gennadios Sholarios.
Date and Place of Death
Date and Place of Birth
Around 1241, Lapithos, Kyreneia
Gregory II of Cyprus, George of Cyprus
1. Biographical elements and education
2. Teaching activity
3. Ecclesiastical career
4.1. Instructive works
4.2. Vitae of saints
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