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George Pachymeres
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Geōrgios Pachymerēs

Date of Birth: 1242

Place of Birth: Nicea

Date of Death: After 1307

Place of Death: Probably Constantinople


George Pachymeres was born in 1242 in the exile state of Nicea to a family from Constantinople. It is unclear whether the two brothers John and Michael Pachymeres were his sons or nephews (see V. Laurent’s introduction to Tannery, Quadrivium de Georges Pachymère, p. xxvii, n. 3).

At the age of 19, Pachymeres r…

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Mitsiou, Ekaterini, “George Pachymeres”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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