Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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George Sphrantzes
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Geōrgios Sphrantzēs

Date of Birth: 30 August 1401

Place of Birth: Probably Constantinople

Date of Death: After May 1477

Place of Death: Corfu


Biographical data referring to George Sphrantzes are entirely derived from his own memoirs. He belonged to an aristocratic family of late Byzantium with close connections to the imperial court, where his uncle served as instructor of the later Despot an…

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Kolditz, Sebastian, “George Sphrantzes”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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