Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Demetrius Cydones
(756 words)

Dēmētrios Kydōnēs; Dēmētrios Kydōnios

Date of Birth: About 1324

Place of Birth: Thessaloniki

Date of Death: End of 1397

Place of Death: Candia, Crete


Demetrius came from a distinguished family that for generations had served at the imperial court in Constantinople. His father was a good friend of John Cantacuzenus, a rich member of the military aristocracy and a confidant of Emperor Andronicus…

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Tinnefeld, Franz, “Demetrius Cydones”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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