Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Johnannes Damascenus
(977 words)

John of Damascus

Date of Birth: Unknown, c. 675

Place of Birth: Damascus

Date of Death: Unknown, probably before 754

Place of Death: Monastery of Mār Saba, near Jerusalem


Only a little of the available information about John’s life can be accepted with confidence, because his medieval biographies are heavily hagiographical and contain much legendary and anecdotic material. The few reliable facts ar…

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Glei, Reinhold F., “Johnannes Damascenus”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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