Date of Birth: Unknown; possibly between 870 and 875
Place of Birth: Unknown
Date of Death: Unknown; maybe Thessaloniki
Place of Death: Unknown; probably early or mid-10th c.
All the information we have about John Caminiates comes from the only work he wrote, Eis tēn halōsin tēs Thessalonikēs (‘The sack of Thessaloniki’). There, he says he came from a family of wealthy clerics, and his father, who b…